Racing California (Hardcover)

By Janet Nichols Lynch

Holiday House, 9780823423637, 192pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012

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Evan is shocked when the amazing Tour de France winner Dash Shipley asks him to join his team for the Amgen Tour of California. Against his parents' and girlfriend's wishes, Evan risks missing his high school graduation to participate in the grueling eight-day bicycling race. Filled with spectacular triumphs, bitter disappointments, and allegations that Dash is using performance-enhancing drugs, Evan feels overwhelmed. There is planty of sports action in this YA novel about a gifted athlete who surprises everyone, especially himself, in his first prorace when, as the youngest rider at age eighteen, he becomes a sensation with his astounding climbing skills and all-around stunning performance.

About the Author

Janet Nichols Lynch has had short stories in The New Yorker, Seventeen, and other publications. She has a master's degree in piano performance. Her young adult novel MESSED UP was an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and a VOYA Top of the Top Shelf Fiction book. She lives in Southern California.