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About The Book

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?

About The Author

Suzanne Morgan Williams is the author of the middle grade novel, Bull Rider, and eleven nonfiction children's books with more books on the way.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (February 24, 2009)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416961307
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99
  • Lexile ® 650 The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee (IN)
  • Texas Lone Star Reading List
  • Nevada Young Readers' Award Nominee
  • TAYSHAS Reading List (TX)
  • Truman Reader Award Final Nominee (MO)

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