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Product Details

  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477432655
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477432655
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,219,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Growing up in Oklahoma, Doug Solter began writing screenplays in 1998 and became a 2001 semi-finalist in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. His script Father Figure was one of 129 scripts left from 5,489 entries. Doug made the switch to writing young adult novels in 2008. Doug is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Doug respects cats, loves the mountains, and one time walked the streets of Barcelona with a smile on his face.

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Growing up in Oklahoma, Doug Solter began writing screenplays in 1998 and became a 2001 semi-finalist in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. His script FATHER FIGURE was one of 129 scripts left from 5,489 entries. Doug made the switch to writing young adult novels in 2008. Doug is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Doug respects cats, loves the mountains, and one time walked the streets of Barcelona with a smile on his face.

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Anyone into racing should enjoy reading this book.
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Great book and I look forward to reading more from the author, Doug Solter.
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The book is well paced and the characters are fully dimensional.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mandy @ I Read Indie on October 17, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Samantha Sutton is pretty awesome at racing back home in Oklahoma, especially for someone her age. But when an opportunity to test drive in the Formula 1 racing circuit presents itself, Samantha does everything she can to land her dream job. But getting the job isn't the hard part. The hard part is earning her way into the team and proving she is just as worthy as her teammates. But is she worthy to be racing side by side with the greats of Formula 1 racing? Heck yeah she is.

Samantha loves racing more than life itself. But there is one life that Samantha wishes she could bring back. It's the life of her father. It's his life that was taken away one rainy night while she was driving the car he was in. It's his life and the memory of the fateful wreak that goes through her mind each and every time it rains. And it's his life and that same wreck that could make tear her family apart. Does Samantha have what it takes to win it all? Or will memories from the past put her career in jeopardy?

Skid was a fun read that kept my interest and I really enjoyed it. I think I learned quite a bit about Formula 1 racing too. Will I be turning on the tv set to watch a race? Eh, probably not...I think I will stick to my Nascar Sprint Cup. (oooh Go Jimmie #48) But all in all I really liked the book and really enjoyed Solter's writing. He gave us a 17/18 year old girl that was quite believable.

Samantha was the main POV throughout the book...with a little bit of Manny's POV thrown in. Samantha comes off sometimes a little unsure about herself...except when it comes to racing. She doesn't really fit in with anyone at school but she comes alive when behind the wheel of a racing car. And I think that's what I liked about her character...she was easy to relate to in that regard.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By arden8283 on September 4, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Skid by Doug Solter is a book about a young race car driver named Samantha. I didn't know much about racing before I started it, but it was very enjoyable. My favorite thing about this book is the main character Samantha - I found her refreshing and balsy and funny and naive and she acted like a typical teenager who is obsessed with something in this case racing. Even though it took me a while to get on board with the Manny/Samantha relationship (at first I didn't feel the spark) I loved the inner dialogue of both characters and did enjoy the friendship turn into a believable relationship. The book was a fast-paced drama that I really enjoyed reading.

My edition did have a few typos which weren't a big deal while reading. The time jump in book was a little surprising. I understand it was done to cover more time more quickly, but it also felt like it was hard to connect to any of the secondary characters while this was done. My only real problem with the plot was the big reveal about Samantha's dad - when she revealed what happened on the day of the accident to her family. I felt that if this was something she was really broken up about there would of been more inner turmoil on Samantha's part earlier and I just didn't feel that. My heart broke for her with her family's reactions though.

I would definetly read the next book in the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martha Young on August 20, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I enjoyed this book. There were only a few errors in my edition typo-wise and I was surprised. I have never found an interest in racing, and in fact trivialized the sport. However, this book had me enjoying Samantha's journey in racing. It gave much more of a story to the racing sport than what I had imagined. The mental game as well as the physical tole it can take was inspiring. I enjoyed the pace of the novel as well as the short chapters. I felt that the Manny/Samantha relationship was obvious although enjoyable. I felt that the truth about her father's accident came out fairly early in the novel, but it did make for interesting conflict with her family later on. Overall it was very enjoyable, well paced, and fascinating to a reader not accustomed to the racing world. I hope to read more from this author in the future as I am sure it will be well worth my time.
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By K. Radford on July 14, 2014
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I got this book for my kids, I read it and thought it was fantastic. Samantha was a well developed teenage girl, emotional, irrational, hard headed, but sweet as pie. Reading Skid I also learned a lot about race car driving, more than I ever wanted to know, now I kind of want to try it myself!
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By G.D. on July 1, 2014
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Even though there are some romantic moments in the story and there are some romantic scenes Skid is a great book with a great plot line and great characters and is an all around great read.
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By katie on June 11, 2014
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I really like this book. Can't wait for the 2nd book to come out. I like how shed kicked but and got the guys on her team to believe in her and told her family the truth and started believing in herself.
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By Jamaal Gus Sanon on May 19, 2014
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It was a nice book a good plot solution details, all of it although there were some typos i still give it 5 out of 5
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By MICHELLE SANON on May 13, 2014
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Beautiful book i loved it there were some typos but that was it overall wonderful i recommend reading it for teens or pre teens
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