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Skateboard Renegade: Is image everything? (Matt Christopher Sports Bio Bookshelf (Paperback))

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Buzz cut or ponytail? Grunge look? Tattoo, body paint, or earring? How about none of the above? When Zach takes up skateboarding, he doesn't realize that he's expected to look a certain way -- and cop a certain attitude, too. At least that what it seems like. But Zach just isn't comfortable with any of these things; he wants to skateboard for the fun of it, and maybe take ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Little, Brown Young Readers (first published 2000)
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7niko
May 07, 2013 7niko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book Skateboard Renegade started out with Zach the protagonist getting accepted into a prestige school named Amherst. This meant he had to leave his old friends at Brighton so; he ended up not being too thrilled about his acceptance. He started to feel peer pressure from his friend Brian many times and even on one occasion he was caught by the police for skateboarding very recklessly. Throughout this book I liked how Zach's friendships were tested greatly. His old gang kept making terrible c ...more
Julie Walker
Dec 09, 2009 Julie Walker rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I guess when you write 60 books for kids all surrounding sports, you can't expect them to be great. But man, talk about predictable and typical! I especially liked the part when a boy accidentally skateboarded into a woman with a stroller, the stroller started rolling towards a busy street, and the woman screamed, "My baby! What happened to my baby?!?!?!?!" Oh, and when we wrote out a character's lisp. And the three times the main character used the word 'phat.' I wrote like this when I was ten ...more
Lucas
Nov 24, 2011 Lucas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all my friends
Recommended to Lucas by: me
Book report #1-Skateboard Renegade

Report by: Lucas Ketch Author: Matt Christopher


Zachary is an average 12-year-old boy who is just trying to fit in. Bleaching his hair, getting piercings, stealing his little sisters’ money, and much more. And



I think the title means that you shouldn’t change your lifestyle just because you have friends who have done the same (peer pressure).


I liked this book because it relates a lot to me.


I think this books meaning is that you shouldn't be influenced by pee
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Matt Christopher is the writer young readers turn to when they're looking for fast-paced, action-packed sports novels. He is the best-selling author of more than one hundred sports books for young readers.

Matt Christopher is America's bestselling sports writer for children, with more than 100 books and sales approaching six million copies. In 1992, Matt Christopher talked about being a children's
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