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Super Fast, Out of Control! (Marvin Redpost #7)

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  260 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Afraid of his new mountain bike, third-grader Marvin finds himself in a desperate situation when he accepts a challenge to ride down Suicide Hill.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published May 23rd 2000 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2000)
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Dec 16, 2013 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
Shelves: 2013, childrens
This is the seventh book in the Marvin Redpost series. The story shows Marvin tackling his fear of riding his new bike and giving in to peer pressure.

The story is short and entertaining and I love that the author shows Marvin as a very real character who is sometimes afraid to admit his fears and ask for help.

We enjoyed reading this story together and will borrow the last book in this series, A Magic Crystal?, from our local library soon.
As always in this series, at least one step up from pap, but still a good message. Some of Marvin's classmates, though... tsk, tsk... kids can be savages sometimes. These books definitely would be good to read together as a family, and then to discuss.
Brad Knickerbocker
Pretty stupid but had me and Miles laughing several times.
Yasuko Takatsuki
2011.7.16 7350words
Jessica Kang
Marvin was scared about riding his bicycle on the suicide hill. However, all of his freinds expected him to ride his bicycle. He asked his parents to buy him a mountain bicycle.
How can he solve the probelm???
This book was pretty good. I read it because I liked other books written by Louis Sachar. This is actually intended for younger kids than those others, I think, but it's still nice and it had a good message.
It was funny that Marvin Redpost rode down Suicide Hill, but first he didn't want to and then he changed his mind. It made me wonder how scary that hill would be to ride down with a bike.
Catherine Woodman
Louis Sachar is a great writer for mid-grammar school age kids--The Marvin Redpost series is a great example of his talent at accessible writing and reading for this age group
Marvin's friends want him to ride his bike down Suicide Hill. I like the way this ends.
fun book to read about courage with you child age 8-11.
Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge
He was not going down suicide hill, but he faced his fear.
Carlos Robles
it was kind of awsome to read
Julisa Guzman
i like thiss book it funny
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