Under the Bridge by Michael Harmon

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Tate's younger brother Indy is probably the best skateboarder in Spokane. He's also really smart though he couldn't care less about school. But when Indy clashes with his father one too many times and drops out of school, it's up to Tate to win his brother back from the seedier elements of Spokane. Can Tate convince Indy to come home, finish his high school degree, and return to skating Under the bridge with their crew?

Michael Harmon's fast-paced and highly charged novel captures the enduring bond between brothers and their struggle for survival on the gritty streets of Spokane.
 

About Michael Harmon

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MICHAEL HARMON is the author of several award-winning and critically acclaimed novels for young adults including Brutal, The Last Exit to Normal, Skate, and The Chamber of Five, which School Library Journal called, "gritty and powerful."
 
Published November 13, 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 274 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Action centers around the Monster, “the biggest, deepest, craziest skate bowl in Spokane, and the state of Washington for that matter.” While the swearing, sex and drug use proclaim this an issues book for older teens, the heart is very much in the after-school-special camp, with a satisfying r...

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In his sixth novel, Harmon revisits the Spokane setting and themes of his debut, Skate, in a jittery and unpredictable story of skateboarding, drug abuse, broken families, and simmering teenage rage.

Oct 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Under the Bridge

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Middle schools, high schools, public libraries Where would you shelve it and why?

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