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Impact Zone: The most dangerous part of the wave. You gotta beat it...or you'll eat it.
Kai is stoked when he gets to Sun Haven. He hasn't been on a board in a while. And SH has some primo waves.
Screamers is the spot where you can regularly get tubed. Only it's patrolled by locals who keep it to themselves. They'll only let Kai into the lineup if he competes against one of them. This is everything Kai hates about surfing -- the competition, the commercialism. He's a free surfer at heart. But if he doesn't take the challenge, he'll lose what he lives for: da kine waves.

About The Author
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Todd Strasser is the author of many award-winning YA novels, including The Wave, Give a Boy a Gun, Boot Camp, and Fallout, which the New York Times called “superb entertainment...and gripping suspense.” His novel, Price of Duty, received uniformly enthusiastic reviews including a starred review from BooklistSchool Library Journal called it “highly recommended,” and it was a 2018 New York Public Library Best Book for Teens. Todd has also written for The New Yorker, Esquire, and The New York Times. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and several have been adapted for TV and film, including The Wave, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and Drive Me Crazy, based on his novel, How I Created My Perfect Prom Date. Visit him at ToddStrasser.com.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (May 2004)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689870293
  • Grades: 9 and up
  • Ages: 14 - 99

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