Skateboard Blues by Sydell Voeller
Jessica Williams wishes she were anywhere other than her small town in Oregon. All the kids there are the same except for the few skateboarders her father cannot stand. Life is pretty dull for Jessica until Cam Easton moves into her neighborhood. But when Cam teaches Jessica how to skate, and her father runs for mayor of Preston, her involvement with the skaters poses a threat to her father's campaign. Can the skateboarders prove themselves worthy of the community's support? And most of all, can Jessica and Cam resolve their differences and discover the true meaning of love?
|This was a very enjoyable book.Perfect for teens,tweens and the young at heart.It's a clean young romance with a lot lessons in life to learn.|
Jessica Williams is smitten with the new nextdoor guy,Cam Easton.They become quick friends and love skateboarding.Cam is a skateboard champion and shows Jess his moves.The more time they spend together the more they are both smitten with each other.
Jess's father is running for mayor and some of Jess's friends tell her that Cam is just using her for her fathers pull in getting a skateboard park set up in the town.Added to that drama is other kids in the town doing graffiti on the walls of buildings and the towns people blaming it on the skaters.
Cam and Jess pull together to help paint over the graffiti and set the record straight that they are good kids and just want to have a place to skate.With the help of a few others they set out to build the trust of the town.
This was a fun read with wonderful characters.A learning experience that will change your mind about stereotyping others.
Brenda's Butterfly Review Points... 5 of 5