Snowmobile Challenge, an award-winning young adult novel, was first released in 2003. Judges at the Saskatchewan Book Awards wrote: The sixteen-year-old protagonist in Snowmobile Challenge looks deeply into himself after his best friend, Riley, dies in a snowmobile accident. Brad Klein comes to understand the difference between proving oneself in a race and proving oneself in life.
Now you can read Snowmobile Challenge as an e-book!
Alyssa is having a rough time with just about every aspect of her life. Her mom is severely depressed after the stillbirth of Alyssa’s baby sister. At school, popular Brooklynne does everything she can to make Alyssa feel even more miserable, while their classroom teacher doesn’t respect Alyssa’s family’s pacifist beliefs. When an old family photo transports her to the time of her great-grandmother Deborah, Alyssa wonders if she may have found the perfect escape.
1967: Shy 17-year-old Jan Carlson lives in Sierra Vista, California, a conservative farming town. The Viet Nam war rages. Friends’ brothers get drafted and the daily pledge of allegiance becomes a test of conscience.
1997: Thirty years later she’s living in Canada. Worried sick about her runaway daughter, Jan writes a long letter in a desperate attempt to reach out to her. She describes falling in love with brothers Tim and Rob, a tumultuous time when irrevocable choices are made.
From the raspberry room in her backyard, Abby can see through a knothole to the house next door. She sees the neighbors’ dog, Sparky, and pets his cold wet nose. Then she finds herself looking into a blue, blue eye. Who does it belong to?