Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Stand By Me meets Dogtown & Z-Boys'. Greif has captured the flavor perfectly. I read straight through and was sad when it was over. I can only hope he is working on a sequel." Kay Clark, Ventura surf mom.Pier Rats is a fast-paced adventure that follows thirteen-year-old Lance Stratton through his first year of surfing in a small Southern California beach town.The year is 1972, when the local surf shop is more clubhouse than business, Southers are the scourge of the beach, and outrageous antics have Lance and his friends in more than just waves over their head.Get your wetsuit on and join in on this funny, sometimes frightening, but always heart warming coming of age adventure. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: PIER RATS is a coming of age adventure that follows thirteen-year-old Lance Stratton through his first year of surfing. In his single-minded effort to learn to surf, Lance finds himself distanced from his old friends and scoffed by the surfers at the beach. His resolve eventually gets him initiated as a Pier Rat, setting in motion a surf-obsessed journey of self-discovery. The story takes place in Ventura, California, 1972-73, a time when a wipeout means swimming for your board, the local Surf Shop is more clubhouse than business, and growing crowds are generating hostility in the water. Lance plunges into the culture, joining in surf sacrifices, pillaging for food, and harassing Southers. But, when his antics land him in hot water with Surf Shop owner/mentor, Dennis, he is banned from the shop. Attempting to sort things out, Lance heads on a surf trip with some friends in a VW bus they call the Turd. A chilling encounter with a tarantula has them believing they've been cursed, and sure enough, bad things happen, including Lance's new surfboard being swept to sea. Now board-less and trying to earn back Dennis' trust, Lance learns his board's been spotted in Hobo Jungle. He goes there and is at first intrigued with the lawless bums and their carefree lifestyle. But when the hobo's demands for his surfboard rise, so do Lance's fears. Whether you surf or not, I guarantee you'll be yearning for one more paddle out with these memorable characters. For anyone who likes: Stand By Me, Huckleberry Finn, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Gidget, or Dogtown.
About the Author: Bruce Greif grew up an avid surfer and skateboarder in Ventura, California. Today he lives in Portland Oregon with his wife and two daughters.
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Sound copy that may show minimal signs of wear or previous ownership. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3IIEN5001VDE
Buchbeschreibung Createspace Independent Pub, 2014. Paperback. Buchzustand: Brand New. 282 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.71 inches. This item is printed on demand. Buchnummer des Verkäufers zk1495343677
Buchbeschreibung CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1495343677