MMGM: Lindsay's Joyride (Shred Girls #1) by Molly Hurford
ABOUT THE BOOK
An empowering new series from the cyclist who runs Shred-Girls.com is guaranteed to give readers an adrenaline rush--and the confidence girls gain from participating in sports!
It's time to ride and save the day!
Lindsay can't wait to spend her summer break reading comics and watching superhero movies--until she finds out she'll be moving in with her weird older cousin Phoebe instead. And Phoebe has big plans for Lindsay: a BMX class at her bike park with cool-girl Jen and perfectionist Ali.
Lindsay's summer of learning awesome BMX tricks with new friends and a new bike turns out to be more epic than any comic book--and it's all leading up to a jumping competition.
But some of the biker boys don't think girls should be allowed to compete in BMX. Now it's up to Lindsay, Jen, and Ali to win the competition and prove that anyone can be great at BMX.
I don't read a lot of sports books. Interestingly, while I love watching sports, I don't usually enjoy reading about them. But when I heard this book involved girls and BMX bike riding, I was intrigued. My library needs more sports books and this one sounded like a good choice. While the book is hardly award-worthy literature, it is a fun story about a girl who dreams of being a superhero, only to discover an interest and passion in BMX riding thanks to her cousin. Lindsay isn't comfortable with other kids her age, she prefers to dream of being a superhero, she even trains every day, and reading her beloved comic books. But when she goes to stay with her cousin, Phoebe, she discovers a new world, one that she finds compelling. And finding a new passion also helps her find friends. A decent choice for young readers who are really into bike riding, comics and superheros.