By Pam Withers
Whitecap Books, Paperback, 9781552856475, 198pp.
Publication Date: January 2010
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"Real danger in the world of make believe."
Fifteen year olds Jake and Peter land dream jobs: roles as skateboarding stuntboys on a movie set.
But sabotage points to a jealous friend -- but who? As if the pressure of performing on a movie set for a demanding director isn't enough, the boys have an uneasy relationship with three local skateboarding "toughs."
Adding to their problems is a BMX bike gang determined to use ramps from which they've been banned. They'll do anything to use the ramps including befriending Jake's sister.
Jake and Peter are coached by the town's new skate park manager -- a former X-Games champ. But his flock of misfit helpers adds to the intrigue.
When police chase down their street skating and someone lands in the hospital, the boys know it's time to get to the bottom of who has it in for them, and why.
Skateboard Stuntboys is an action-packed story that never stops rolling.