The younger brother of bull-riding champions, Cam O'Mara is a dedicated skateboarder. But when his older brother serves in Iraq and comes back partially paralyzed, the bull-riding mantle falls to Cam. This is a timely debut novel about family loyalty and hope in the face of treme... read full description below.
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All it takes is eight seconds.... Cam O'Mara, grandson and younger brother of bull-riding champions, is not interested in partaking in the family sport. Cam is a skateboarder, and perfecting his tricks -- frontside flips, 360s -- means everything until his older brother, Ben, comes home from Iraq, paralyzed from a brain injury.What would make a skateboarder take a different kind of ride? And what would get him on a monstrosity of a bull named Ugly? If Cam can stay on for the requisite eight seconds, will the $15,000 prize bring hope and a future for his big brother?
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
Commended for Texas Lone Star Reading List 2010
Commended for Tayshas Reading 2010
Short-listed for Young Hoosier Book Award (Middle Grades) 2012
Short-listed for Nevada Young Readers' Award (Intermediate) 2011
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