Wednesday, October 22, 2014

{Nerd Blast} Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle Crompton



Age Range: 12 - 18 years
Grade Level: 7 - 9
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (September 23, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0374300615
ISBN-13: 978-0374300616


Praise for ADRENALINE CRUSH

“Dyna is an unusual and invigorating character in realistic fiction . . . The book's matter-of-fact respect for her nature is refreshing . . . The book's swift writing and brevity may entice reluctant readers who'd rather be climbing, or romance fans seeking a strong, unorthodox heroine.” ―BCCB

“Dyna has a lot to learn about risk, reward, and responsibility, but she is a refreshingly active character whose passion for nature, adventure, and life's pleasures sets her apart from the average teen protagonist.” ―The Horn Book

“A quick and enjoyable read.” ―VOYA

“Crompton populates this short novel with memorable characters, and her sharp, smart writing makes it zing, especially when Dyna describes her adrenalin-junkie activities . . . Put this on the shelf next to Jenny Han and Simone Elkeles.” ―Booklist

“Raised by her tattoo- and motorcycle-loving parents to take risks, Dyna injures herself in an accident and finds herself emotionally changed . . . Inspiring.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Dyna is a young daredevil and outdoor challenge junkie who loves nothing more than reveling in the mountains and forests of her mid-Hudson Valley home . . . Thoughtful teens will enjoy this satisfying read with well-crafted characters and a nice sense of place.” ―School Library Journal


When a daredevil teen pushes herself too far, she must choose between two boys: the one who wants to keep her safe, and the one who dares her to return to her old self.

Seventeen-year-old Dyna comes from a family of risk takers and is an avid thrill-seeker herself, until the day she splinters her ankle in a terrible fall. Her whole life goes from mountain biking and rock climbing to sitting at home and attending group sessions at the bizarre alternative healing center that her hippie mother found. The boy who witnessed Dyna’s accident believes her injury is a wakeup call and he encourages her mild new lifestyle, but a young Afghanistan War veteran she meets at the healing center pushes her to start taking chances again. Forced to face the consequences of her daredevil impulses, Dyna finds herself in danger of risking the one thing she’s always treated with caution—her heart.


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Laurie Boyle Crompton is the YA author of BLAZE (or Love in the Time of Supervillains) and THE REAL PROM QUEENS OF WESTFIELD HIGH (Sourcebooks, 2013 & 2014) as well as the upcoming ADRENALINE CRUSH from Farrar Straus Giroux. Laurie graduated first in her class from St. John’s University with a major in English and minor in Journalism. She’s written for national magazines like ALLURE as well as numerous trade publications and has appeared on Good Day New York several times as a Toy Expert. Yes, that is an actual thing that people sometimes get to be.

When she’s not writing Laurie enjoys hiking, cycling, reading, cross-country skiing, running, going to the movies and drinking tea by the gallon. She lives near NYC, but loves to escape to the mountains in New Paltz, NY where she and her family can often be found climbing over rocks or tromping through the forest. She is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the
Erin Murphy Agency.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for these opportunities to go on these adventures with Dyna

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