By Lisa Nowak
Published by Webfoot Publishing
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Published: May 01, 2012
Words: 101,569 (approximate)
The last thing on 16-year-old Jess DeLand’s wish list is a boyfriend. There are more important things to hope for, like a job fixing cars or an end to her mom’s drinking. But when luck hands her the chance to work on a race car, Jess finds herself rushing full throttle into a world of opportunities—including a boy who doesn’t mind the grease under her fingernails.
The last thing on 16-year-old Jess DeLand’s wish list is a boyfriend. She’d have to be crazy to think any guy would look twice at her. Besides, there are more important things to hope for, like a job working on cars and an end to her mom’s drinking. Foster care is a constant threat, and Jess is willing to sacrifice anything to stay out of the system. When luck hands her the chance to work on a race car, she finds herself rushing full throttle into a world of opportunities—including a boy who doesn’t mind the grease under her fingernails. The question is, can a girl who keeps herself locked up tighter than Richard Petty’s racing secrets open up enough to risk friendship and her first romance?
coming of age
, family drama
, young adult
, truck drivers
, strong girls
, sports stories
, first romance
, stock car racing
, girls sports
, role models
, race cars
, auto mechanics
, women mechanics
, girls and women
, eugene oregon
, girls books
, oregon author
, girls in sports
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