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There’s not much keeping Ian McDermott in Spokane, but at least it’s home. He’s been raising Sammy practically on his own ever since their mom disappeared again on one of her binges. They get by, finding just enough to eat and plenty of time to skateboard.

But at Morrison High, Ian is getting the distinct, chilling feeling that the administration wants him and his board and his punked hair gone. Simply gone. And when his temper finally blows–he actually takes a swing at Coach Florence and knocks him cold–Ian knows he’s got to grab Sammy and skate. Run.

Their search for the one relative they can think of, their only hope, leads Ian and Sammy across the entire state of Washington in the cold and rain–and straight into a shocking discovery. Through it all, Ian knows exactly what he has to do: protect Sammy, and let no one split up their family of two. Michael Harmon tells a nuanced and unflinching story of wilderness survival, the fierce bond between brothers, and teen rage–and redemption.

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Synopsis:

Facing a disintegrating home life and trouble at school, teenager Ian McDermott runs away with his younger brother to Washington State in search of safety, justice, redemption, and their long-absent father. Reprint.

About the Author

Michael Harmon's hobbies include backpacking, fishing, woodworking, and building skateboard and snowboarding ramps for his kids in the backyard. Skate is his first novel. The author lives in Spokane, WA.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375847677
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - General
Author:
Harmon, Michael
Author:
Michael Harmon
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Runaways
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Family - Siblings
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Abandonment
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
SPORTS & RECREATION / Skateboarding
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Washington (state)
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Pacific Northwest-Young Adult Fiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080212
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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"Synopsis" by , Facing a disintegrating home life and trouble at school, teenager Ian McDermott runs away with his younger brother to Washington State in search of safety, justice, redemption, and their long-absent father. Reprint.
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