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Rev Girl

(The Go Girls Chronicles #1)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  24 reviews
It's hard to be the new girl, but it's even harder being the new girl who races dirt bikes...
Ever since her parents forced her to move from Canada to Silvertown, Colorado, Clover Kassedy hasn't fit in. So how do you deal when everyone hates you?
Focusing all her energy on racing her motorcycle did it for a while, but now that Clover's managed to find a bestie and a
Paperback, 1, 288 pages
Published May 24th 2014 by Leigh Hutton Books, distributed by Dennis Jones & Associates
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May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sport, series
If you’re bored of the same subjects in YA novels and you’re craving something new and refreshing, this is the book you need to pick up next.

I was immediately intrigued by the idea of this story. How many YA novels are out there at the moment about girls who are dirt bike racers? And that’s exactly why I wanted to read it.

The story follows Clover as she fights to become a champion in dirt bike racing. We follow her struggles to get to the top whilst juggling school and a social life alongside
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Sep 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: publicity-copy
Clover is a girl making it in the world of what is seemingly a male dominated sport. She lives for her dirt bike and is determined to reach her goal of the World Championships, but not without carnage along the way. The pressure from her father and the absence of her mother is becoming too much, and she's on the verge of breaking. She is determined to live her life as any other teen, with her swoonworthy boyfriend and best friend by her side.

Being on the international racing circuit is all she's
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
In my many years of reading, I find it suffice to say that for many YA books, the plot can be identified within the blurb and first 10 pages of reading material. There is a girl, there is a boy, they get together, have a fight, break it off for a while and then eventually come back together with heartfelt 'I-miss-you's and 'I-could-never-live-without-you's. Well, let me tell you this: if that is what you have come looking for within Rev Girl, then I must point you towards another piece of ...more
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, review-copy
Stay tuned till the 29th May for review up on the blog:


When I first heard about the plot of REV Girl, I was very intrigued as to how Hutton would play out the story. By having a female character competing in a predominately male sport, already Hutton has set her novel apart from others. After finishing it, I realised I had never read anything like it before.

The one thing I loved the most from the book was the meaning behind the story. REV Girl was very
Ainsleigh Tisdell
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am not a reader at all but I brought rev girls on a thursday night and by lunch time friday id finished it! It was amazing, I honestly didnt want it to end and I didnt know what to do with myself after I finished reading! haha

It is definatly a book, i think, for any age really. I felt it will encourage more girls into 'less girly' sports and that they should be proud of doing it and themselves!

Awesome job Leigh, cant wait for the rest of them! :)
Jen Powles
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book from start to finish defiantly inspired me to get back out there and back into my racing career! Thanks again Leigh can't wait for the next book to be released defiantly recommend to everyone who needs something new to read and any female Motorsport competitors. #realliferevgirl
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
FINISHED READING REVGIRL! This book is by far my favourite book now, I honestly couldn't get my eyes away from it. Really encouraging story, felt like i could relate to some of the characters and scenes in this book. I rate it 5 stars
Luce Cairns
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait to read this book have heard some many goods things.. Braaapp
Angel - Angel Reads
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
I received a review copy of Rev Girl from Leigh Hutton. This in no way influenced in my review.

I have very mixed feelings about Rev Girl. I enjoyed it, but a lot of things really did get on my nerves.

I liked the story line and the premise. It was interesting and took me by surprise. I didn’t know too much about dirt bike racing, but I do enjoying 'watching' it and all so it was different and really enjoyable.

It was interesting hearing about the world of motorbike racing from a racer's
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This review first appeared on Readers in Wonderland



Girl's kicking ass in extreme sports
Girls competing in extreme sports is something I only just realised I haven't really read before, aside from books I got into way back at the start of high school (and they were mainly jockeys and other horse books). REV GIRL showed the glorious, the messy, and the competitive sides of dirt bike racing, something I've never done or seen. It was interesting seeing just
Clover Kassedy has never truly felt like she belonged. As a Canadian transplant in Colorado, she doesn’t quite fit in. Add to that she has never been to a party, would rather spend her spare time racing her motorcycle all over the countryside and is more comfortable in sweats than skirts – Clover is different from most sixteen year olds.

When Clover’s racing season ends, she decides to try to have a go at achieving the social scene most girls her age take for granted. Exchanging the boots for
Aussie bookworm
Rev girl is a fresh take on Contemporary Y.A novels, we have a heroine that doesn’t mind getting dirty or a few broken bones either as she makes her way to becoming a Motor Cross Champion. Clover has a few obstacles that she needs to get past to achieve her dream of becoming a professional rider, which include nasty competitors, bullying at school, A mother that spends all her time on her little sister’s passion for dancing and a sometimes a pushy competitive father, throw in the normal drama of ...more
Sarah Fairbairn
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow I truly loved this book. Flat out Five stars.

The way Leigh explains the thoughts and feelings Clover goes through during races you can tell that she has been there and done it. It feels real. The story is full of passion and excitement, a real page turner. You can’t help but fall in love with Clover and want her to succeed on her journey.

There are laugh out loud lines throughout the book.

Ernie and Shazza’s dad, John Watson, hit it off like a pair of escaped convicts who just stumbled upon a
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
First of all, I want to thank Leigh Hutton for giving me a print copy for review! It's been a while since I've read a print book, as opposed to an ebook, and it felt great to actually turn a page, lol :D

Now onto the book. REV GIRL. Being a Canadian girl myself, I instantly connected to Clover Canada! Some of the other characters (one in particular) were questionable at best and I was glad to trust my instincts. Grr.

I really appreciated this book because it's more than just about a girl and her
Donna Gordon
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book!! Fast paced and just not possible to put down!

From a guy! The real value of this book is the insight into the thought processes of a teenage girls fragile self-esteem, constant second guessing and perceived image in the eyes of others. Guys it would be really smart to read this book!!
Rosie Lalonde
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read!! REV GIRL combines two of my all time favourite pastimes - motorcycle riding and reading books! It's not often you find a novel this captivating and enjoyable to read. An inspiring book featuring an independent and strong heroine. LOVED IT!
Bec Pratley
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing!! Loved it! It's great to finally read about an extreme sport with a female main character.. Could not put it down.. :)
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Motocross fans, YA fans
Rev Girl is a coming of age novel about a motocross racer named Clover. In the course of the novel, Clover navigates the complicated world of high school friendships and romances as well as the motocross track. She grapples with a rival racer and being the new girl at school. She attempts to balance her personal life and boyfriend with her racing goals and aspirations, a difficulty author Leigh Hutton must know well from her own personal life as a motocross racer.

While the conflicts are
Dec 18, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad reading

I like the plot but I was hoping for more of a romance. Just when I finally started feeling the romance the book ended. Her romance with her boyfriend was too analytical. Didn't feel the connection compared to her and Ryder. I wish the book covered more on her potential romance with Ryder. This book is more about self development and philosophical dialogue. It felt like a biography type of writing. It's an okay book with good writing but not exceptional. No HE A with the
Tayler Wright
May 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Overall this book has a great story, and is one I can definitely relate to in some aspects. The only thing that was really bothersome for me was lack of punctuation throughout the book. Once I began to read, however, my mind started putting the periods and commas where they should have been and the story started to shine through. The descriptions of the races were very good, and I drew from my own experiences with racing and knew exactly what Clover was going through. Lots of flashbacks to one ...more
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read Rev Girl with my 6 year old whom races Motocross too. (She was initially attracted to the cover)

Hayley loved that she could relate to a big kids book and was so excited about it that she is half way through it again!

It was great to have a book hold her interest and challenge her thinking.

We want our girls to believe in themselves and this book helps reinforce this positive process.

Great job Leigh well done highly recommended.

Proud Mum of MX Girls
Susan Whyte
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this book is definatley one of my favorite books! i don't ride motorbikes masses myself but I still loved it! it gave me an insight into the world of racing whilst keeping me entertained! i love this book so much :)
Lisa Denyer
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great characters, amazing plot line. Quick and active and keeps the pages flying by. Loved it all and I am super "Revved" for the rest of the series. Highly recommended!
Feb 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3... 3.5? I'm not sure to be honest. Will probably re-star at a later date.
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Leigh Hutton is a former Courier-Mail journalist, dirt bike racer and horse show jumper. Leigh was born in Canada and lives on rural property in southeast Queensland, Australia, with her husband and three young children. When she isn’t writing, managing the relocation and restoration of historic ‘Queenslander’ homes, wrangling the kids or swilling coffee, she loves to read, watch smart TV and ...more

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