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Getting Sideways (Full Throttle Book 2) by [Nowak, Lisa]
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Length: 332 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • File Size: 4901 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Webfoot Publishing; 1 edition (December 4, 2011)
  • Publication Date: December 4, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006HYZHNI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #552,043 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Lisa Nowak sees clearly into the mind of a neglected, angry, 15-year-old boy who is finding love and acceptance for the first time in his life. Cody is probably more mature than the average 15/16-year-old and has the kinds of insights about his parents and grandparents that most of us don't manage until we're well into adulthood, but I can imagine a teenaged reader seeing what Cody sees and beginning to look differently at the authority figures in his own life. Although I'm not into the racing scene, I see what it does for Cody. Everyone needs that kind of outlet and that sense of belonging. Everyone needs people like Race and Kasey in his life. I liked the first Full Throttle book well enough to come back for this one and I'll order the next one as well. I recommend the series to anyone who wants a good Y.A. read.
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I enjoyed this book. It is set in the late 80's or early 90's. While targeted to a YA audience, it is a good read dealing with the angst and problems of a 15 year old boy. This book tells the story of a teen with a dysfunctional family who goes to live with his uncle and their relationship, his maturing in a new environment. I think the author does an excellent job of developing the story in a sensitive way.. I like to read YA as it keeps me in touch with what my young nieces and nephews are reading and their world. Since I am a senior living in a senior complex and retired, it would be all to easy to lose touch with the teen world.
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Lisa Nowak is an excellent writer! I bought her book because I have been asked to write a youth novel, so I figured I'd better do some research. I couldn't put the book down! The characters are so true to life, you know you know them from somewhere. I highly recommend this book for teens, pre-teens, and adults!
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It is the ultimate feel good read. There is very little to distract from just a good story about people and how life is lived, one day at a time, with a fascinating glimpse into the stock car racing scene. You don't have to be a racing fan to enjoy this book! Cody is just the right amount of tough and soft for a teenage boy trying to find his way into adulthood. Race and Kasey are just the right balance of "fun-loving" uncle and "seriously-we-need-to-get-some-work-done" almost aunt. Read the WHOLE series! It's a total joyride!
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This is the second in Lisa Nowak's Full Throttle series, and is maybe even better than the first. A real page turner, with lots of action, but still character driven, You really care about Cody and his family, and you want them to make it through the emotional knots they tie themselves into.

These books appeal to teens and younger, as well as any age. You don't have to know anything about stock car racing to enjoy, and if you aren't careful you'll learn something about the sport. I'm a 70 yr old grandmother who knew nothing of the sport, and I love this series. And I've learned a lot about racing.
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Lisa you have done it again. This book continues to bring true-to-life characters into your heart. The personalities are realistic as Race struggles to deal with his accident and his surrounding family work with his behavior changes. Cody grows up in front of our eyes and matures with his choices. It is facinating how you weave all of the racing language into the conversations. Such a warm and fast moving story. Looking forward to the next great adventure!

A Racing family in Oregon...
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Cody has some very new experiences in this installment and it's an exciting time for him. Girls are now in the picture, he gets his license, starts writing for the school paper and is thinking about racing cars like his uncle. Does that mean things are looking up for him? Well, yes and no.

Getting Sideways begins with an exciting new development - Cody has a girlfriend. At least that's what he refers to her as. I'm not sure she qualifies. He spends a lot of time wondering what Megan could possibly see in him, when she's obviously the total package, and he's a short non-jock with baggage. It's entertaining to watch him discover why men find women to be such an enigma.

Thanks to Race and Kasey, he's made great progress with his issues on trust, self-confidence and self-control. But, who's able to overcome all their issues in less than a year? Letting the adults take the wheel and opening up about his feelings are still a work in progress. No doubt this can be traced back to his lack of parental guidance and support. What can't be blamed on his parents, are the regular nightmares of the crash that almost took Race's life.

Although book 1, Running Wide Open, was able to invoke my inner "angry teen" (that's right, she's still around), Getting Sideways appealed more to my maternal side. Explain that one. I spent most of the book worried that poor Cody was gonna give himself an ulcer, as he's such a worrier. He so concerned with everyone's thoughts and feelings and wastes a lot of energy tip toeing around the people he cares about. Then there are the grudges he still holds towards his parents and Jim (the guy who crashed into Race). I don't think they're unfounded, but we all know how taxing it is to hold a grudge.
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