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Summer sports stories for teens

Do you enjoy summer stories with a twist? Then these summer sports stories will serve you well over this holiday season.

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Ride

Lisa Glass

Putting her promising surfing career on hold, professional surfer Iris goes back home. She wants to rediscover her passion for surfing and move on from her broken heart. But Iris realises it won't be that simple.

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The lake effect

Erin McCahan

Fans of Nick Hornby will love this funny coming-of-age story from the boy’s perspective. Briggs Henry has lined up a summer job working as a personal assistant and living in a gorgeous Victorian. And what a summer it turns out to be!

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Mike

Andrew Norriss

Floyd is a star of under-18s tennis. All he’s ever known is the routine of training but something strange is happening. A boy called Mike has turned up, a boy no one else can see. Floyd needs to discover what Mike wants and where his life is headed.

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Second star

Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Wendy Darling sets out to find her missing surfer brothers and finds herself on a secluded California beach, where she meets Pete, Belle and others, learns to surf, helps some of them steal while avoiding the other's drug trade, and falls in love.

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Biggie

Derek E. Sullivan

Henry 'Biggie' Abbott is the son of one of Finch, Iowa 's most famous athletes. This is the story of a boy who has spent his life since fourth grade trying to remain invisible and is suddenly thrust into the harsh glare of the high school spotlight.

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Under the bridge

Michael B. Harmon

Michael Harmon's fast-paced and highly charged novel captures the enduring bond between brothers and their struggle for survival on the gritty streets of Spokane.

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In a perfect world

Trish Doller

Caroline Kelly is expected to spend her summer in a foreign country, away from everything she’s ever known. There she finds a culture that surprises her and a boy who challenges everything she thought she knew about life, love, and privilege.

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Keeping the beat

Marie Powell

It was supposed to be the best summer of her life. Instead, Lucy finds her best friend, Harper, shot dead in an LA swimming pool. This fast-paced story takes unexpected twists all the while unravelling the mystery of Harper's murder.

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The silent striker

Peter Kalu

Marcus is the best player on his soccer team. But Marcus is troubled by a developing loss of hearing. As he meets his problems, he grows to understand that in life as in soccer, accepting the help of others is essential.

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Hooper

Geoff Herbach

Adam's basketball skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. When he's tapped to play on a select team with the best players in the state, it confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life.

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After the shot drops

Randy Ribay

Told from alternating perspectives, this is a story about the responsibilities of great talent and the importance of compassion. A powerful novel about friendship, basketball, and one teen's mission to create a better life for his family.

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Chasing AllieCat

Rebecca Fjelland. Davis

When she is left with family in rural Minnesota for the summer, Sadie meets Allie, and Joe, who team up to train for a bike race. When they find a priest beaten up in the woods, Allie disappears leaving Sadie and Joe to discover her secrets.

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Being Sloane Jacobs

Lauren Morrill

Switching places with someone else has never been more fun than in this novel about following your dreams and finding your heart.

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Ramona blue

Julie Murphy

From Julie Murphy comes another fearless heroine, Ramona Blue, in a gorgeously evocative novel about family, friendship, and how sometimes love can be more fluid than you first think.

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