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The Biker's Brother

The Biker's Brother

Interest Age: 14+
Grade: 9+
Reading Level:
Common Core Correlations
CCSS.ELA-Literacy Strand-Reading literature:
W.11-12.4,6,7,8,9,10
SL.11-12.1,1a,1c,1d,
L.11-12.3,4,4a,4d,5,
RL.11-12.1,2,3,3,5,6

Reading Level: Lexile HL770L
Hardcover : 9781554519361, 256 pages, October 2017 , 8.53" x 5.73"
Paperback : 9781554519354, 256 pages, October 2017 , 8.25" x 5.53"

Description

 

Teenager Josh Williams has a lot on his plate: a football injury, a complicated relationship with his brother Jamie, who is a member of the Annihilators motorcycle gang, and a budding romance with Brenda. When a large urban motorcycle gang makes a move to take over the Annihilators, several conflicts between members erupt, resulting in the murder of Brenda’s brother. Jamie is arrested and it’s up to Josh to prove his brother’s innocence.

 

 

Told through Josh’s point of view, the novel’s fast-paced dialogue and text messages reflect the contemporary world of today’s teen. Details of motorcycle gangs are revealed as Josh navigates his way between the world of a small town high school student and the inner workings of vicious biker gangs. Teen readers will be captivated by this suspense-filled murder mystery about Josh’s journey to find justice for his brother, peace in his family, and love for his girl.

 

Reviews

“A good choice for reluctant male readers. ” —VOYA, 10/17

- Walter Hogan

“Edwards crafts a clear mystery . . . a fresh setting and strong plot make this . . . a quick read. ” —Booklist Online, 09/27/17

- Courtney Gilfillian