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Racing the past

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A moving story about survival, recovery, and the power of determination. There was something else driving Ricky as he sped down Ridge Road under that cloudless blue sky. "Everybody knows a Gordon's middle name is Thief." The hatred and hurt rose up inside him. His stride lengthened. His arms pumped faster. He could feel the new-found fuel burning in his muscles. Today would be the day Ricky beat the bus."The best thing your father ever did was get himself killed." Though he'd never admit it out loud, secretly Ricky Gordon agrees. It's been three months since his dad's fatal car accident, but Ricky is still haunted by memories of violent beatings and hurtful words. His mind won't let him forget, and neither will the kids at school. And if Ricky gets into one more fight he'll be in serious trouble. The fights always begin on the bus. That's where the kids corner Ricky, teasing him until he's so angry that he hits back. There has to be another way to get to school. Ricky decides to try running. At first the three-mile run is pure torture, but soon he begins to build speed and stamina. It's not long before people notice his dedication and his talent. And finally he accepts the challenge that has been facing him all along: he will race the bus -- and win.
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Grouped Work ID d27a7e1c-78e3-2ab5-69b5-aec5dec2d0ac
Full title racing the past
Author deans sis boulos
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-16 23:09:20PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-21 00:57:04AM

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subject_facet Brothers -- Fiction, Child abuse -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Running -- Fiction
title_display Racing the past
title_full Racing the past / Sis Deans
title_short Racing the past
topic_facet Brothers, Child abuse, Fathers and sons, Running