Synopses & Reviews
Adventurous best friends Jake and Peter discover an exhilarating new sport.
Pam's books have wide appeal to boys and girls, to avid and reluctant readers, to teens and to younger children who are looking for a challenging high-interest book -The Bookmark
Fifteen-year-old best friends Jake and Peter love trying out new extreme sports and competing with each other. Whether they're on surfboards, snowboards or dirt bikes, they always stumble upon adrenaline-pumping adventure. Now Jake and Peter discover mountainboarding and decide it's one of the best free-ride sports around. They set off to bomb down slopes on what looks like a snowboard with spring-loaded wheels.
When a junior-guide training trip promises action on three of the Pacific Northwest's largest mountains, Jake and Peter shrug off the fact that all are sleeping volcanoes that could erupt at any time. Things heat up when at least one of the mountains begins rumbling, and matters get even more complicated by Peter's secret agenda, Jake's inner turmoil, and the arrival of two girls and a nasty senior guide.
Readers will remain at the edge of their seats as they find out whether Jake and Peter can get the group down the mountain alive in Mountainboard Maniacs, the explosive finish to Pam Withers' Take It to the Xtreme series.
Jake and Peter's final adventure finds them training as guides to ride wheeled boards down volcanoes complicated by Peter's secret agenda, Jake's inner turmoil, the arrival of two girls and a nasty senior guide.