Bike Thief (Orca Soundings) by Rita Feutl

By Rita Feutl

Nick simply desires to change the television his sister unintentionally broke prior to their foster mom and dad discover. To pay off the debt, the sixteen-year-old has to thieve motorcycles, holiday them down and rebuild them to promote. however the debt and the violence continue to grow. Even Nick’s personal liked fixed-gear bike—the fixie he equipped along with his dad—is up for grabs.
   Should Nick recruit more youthful “runts” to do his soiled paintings? may still he give you the option to provide again the motorcycle of the lovable woman on the diner now that he kind of likes her? and the way can Nick safeguard his little sister from the creepy man with the colours?

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I don’t get it. Katie thinks you walk on water. She adores you. ” After Alex leaves, I can’t go near Mandy’s bike. I try to rebuild at least one of the rides I picked up this morning, but my heart’s not in it. The thrill’s not there when I send a wheel spinning in its fork or when the smell of chain grease drifts my way. Mandy’s bike leans against my work counter, crippled, stripped and useless. The cheap screwdriver I’m using bends as I try to pry away a component. I give up. I climb on my fixie and head to the Radlers’ house.

She steps on the melting ice cube. As she crashes toward Earl’s table, the grin on his face fades to fear. I rise, grab one of Mandy’s flailing arms and pull her back toward me. The restaurant cheers. I just have time to feel the beating of her heart through the soft skin of her wrist before Ida steps between us. “There’s a kid outside who says he knows you. But I’d stay away from him. ” I look out the diner window. Danny’s standing there, waving at me to come out. Chapter Nine “Classes start in an hour,” says Danny.

She’s about to turn twelve,” I say warily. ” “I dunno. ” Truth is, Katie is pretty cute, in that little sister sort of way. Even after all the stuff that’s happened to us in the last year, she always has a smile for everyone. Even me. Especially me. And that’s why I’m trying to replace this shattered TV with a new one before the Radlers come home. Katie didn’t mean to knock the fireplace tongs into it. She was just showing me her new soccer move. But things went flying, and now Katie is going nuts.

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