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"Neri's novel catches readers' interest on the very first page and propels them to the end in this intense, funny, and exciting read." --School Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
G. Neri, an ALA Notable author, spent most of his life in Manhattan Beach, Santa Cruz, and Venice, California, where he was always happiest in the ocean (especially if there were good waves). He now lives with his wife and daughter on the Gulf Coast of Florida, where the water is warm and the sand white, but where there is a noticeable lack of wave action. To compensate, he surfs the web and can usually be found at www.gneri.com.
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I haven't been much into surfing since Gidget movies, but I found Neri's surf scenes to be clearly written, exciting and quick paced. I was guided into the surfing world by a capable dude who didn't lose me with tedious details but who didn't talk down to the majority of readers who don't know surfing. While we think of surfers as macho men who treat their boards with more respect than their women, Neri creates Emmie, a love interest for Logan that he truly respects and they're able to communicate as equals. This is Logan's story with Emmie having a minor role, but she is intelligent, confident and athletic. While Neri's character seems to accept marijuana as a natural substance that can't harm us, there is a powerful message about who is involved in the drug trade, who profits from it and who gets hurt.
There's much to like about this book, from the humor and the well developed characters to the originality of the story and the complex themes which could lead to deep discussion. Neri is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors and I'm really looking forward to Yummy in early 2010.
One member of Logan Tom's surfing trio has just drowned in a wave. The surviving duo, Logan and Zboy drive from L.A. to Orlando on a Faustian mission to deliver a car loaded with pot. Over-caffeinated and short on sleep, the two joke, bare their souls, and muddle through awkward situations. Author Neri rachets up the tension while keeping to a measured beat with spasms of honest witty dialogue. Logan, in a fit of doubt they'll make their deadline, leaves Zboy at the New Orleans Airport. At the next reststop a stranger approaches him, confirming Logan's earlier suspicion they are being followed. Logan second-guesses his decision to go it alone and returns to the airport to pick up Zboy.
The story's ominous finish begins in a lull before the killer wave curls over. The two friends deliver the pot and collect the payment. They're finished, right? Zboy guards the loot in a motel room while Logan returns their car to its owner. Amidst the euphoria building, reality smacks them down. Everything changes almost in the blink of an eye. But who said true friendship can't trump the fires of Hell? Lone surfer standing, Logan has the goods and support of family and friends to take on the next wave. Readers will want to ride on with him.