Synopses & Reviews
Jake and Peter's latest adventure finds them working as wake board instructors in a remote, and tension-ridden, community. The series author is an experienced journalist and outdoor enthusiast well able to keep readers on the edge of their seats.
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
Since the Take It to the Xtreme series was launched, 15-year-old best friends Jake and Peter have survived whitewater rapids, an avalanche, a forest fire, movie stunt work, killer surf waves, perilous rock-climbing, and much, much more.
In this latest installment of the series, Jake and Peter are junior instructors at a noisy wakeboard school that is attempting to share a remote lake with a community of save-the-Earth society dropouts (otherwise known as hippies). Jake and Peter love performing their own tricks behind a powerboat driven by the school's founder, a macho young wakeboard fanatic known as the party animal. Then, Peter decides to encourage the wild streak in a rebellious hippie girl across the lake. She runs away to hide in a nearby abandoned sawmill, only to discover it's not as abandoned as it looks.
Community tensions soon erupt -- and the boys get more than they bargained for.