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As I am not a fan of poetry I was set in not liking this story but it is actually quite a refreshing tale written in the words of a poet. I tore through this book in about one day and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was okay with this book. The style is true to the YA audience and I truly believed that these poems could have been written by a high schooler. There is a little bit of comedy to the poems and some are just down right sad and will get you thinking. I am very happy to have read this book.

Book Blurb for SkateFate

I wanted to roar out touch things i had never touched. to see if it was true. was i still here was this life still here. on this side. whatever you call it dude. wanted to touch everything like van Gogh touched and smeared everything when he painted. so i wrote it and spoke it. maybe mama would hear me. cuz i could hear her. sayin' When your heart hurts, sing. wherever you go.

Lucky Z has always lived on the edge—he loved to skateboard, to drag race, to feel alive. But things have taken a turn—he's living with new foster parents and a tragic past. An accident changed everything. And only his voice will set him free.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2011 3.50