Kalifornia Blu by Kendell Shaffer

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Synopsis

Arrested for skateboarding at three o'clock in the morning at the Venice
Beach Skate Park, Kalifornia Blu's life takes an unexpected turn when
her rock star absent mom doesn't show up at her sentencing hearing. To
avoid a trip to Juvenile Hall, she tracks down her dad–whom she hasn't
seen since she was eight. The sentencing judge thinks a bit of
discipline will be good for Kalifornia and transfers her to a Police
Academy Magnet High School, where the students wear LAPD uniforms, learn
police drills and practice forensics. And, she’s forced to live with her
ex-skateboarding, ex-guitar playing, ex-dad Zachary, in his run-down
Venice loft with a 6 pm to 6 am curfew.

It’s not an easy sentence for a girl who has grown up touring with her
mom, living in five-star hotels all over the world.

Curfew is tough, but Kal is tenacious. When she discovers her cop school
partner, Jade, is being threatened by her ganglord cousin, Kal skitches
(skateboard hitches) a Range Rover through the Venice canals to save
her. She rescues a young girl from a gnarly living situation with Jade's help.
It's a rough world she's thrown into, with some dangerous people... and
a few new friendships, discovered in the most unlikely places.
 

About Kendell Shaffer

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Published May 22, 2013 by JasperLark Press. 269 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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