I received a copy of TT Full Throttle free for an honest review.
Book: TT Full Throttle (Available March, 2014)
Genre: YA Sports
Author: Nicole Winters
Morality Rating: PG-13
Readability Rating: 4 stars
Buy it: Amazon
Scott has one obsession: to fulfill his late father’s dream of racing in the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races, the most dangerous and prestigious motorcycle road race in the world. Far from their home in British Columbia and still reeling from a recent tragedy, Scott and his roommates-turned-pit crew have only five days during Practice Week to secure a spot in the TT. Scott must qualify with a fast enough time or he doesn’t race. But the pressure of working with a rookie crew on the potentially lethal course puts Scott’s safety and his friendships on the line. As race day draws near he and his friends will have to swallow their pride to help Scott achieve his dream.
This book about motorcross racing had a lot more than I was expecting- suspense, drama, emotion, and enough technical information to make the book come alive.
Plot: In the story, Scott and his friends must work together to get to the coveted Isle of Man race. As someone not that interested in motorcross racing, I thought the plot was a little slow at first, but once the story began to unfold, I found myself involved in the story anyway.
Characters: All of the characters have their own unique personality and stand out from one another. In some ways, the characters reminded me of the ones from Muckers.
Setting: Nicole Winters did a lot of research before writing this book, and you can definitely tell. I enjoyed the detailed information about racing, bike parts, and the sport in general.
Writing: This book is quite well-written. It is specifically targeted for boys. Some boys may not be into books, but this book is “sporty” enough to draw in reluctant readers, I believe.
I enjoyed reading this book, and I think anyone remotely interested in motorcross racing, or sports in general, will enjoy reading this book- especially the teen boys Winters hopes to attract.