By Rita Feutl
Nick simply desires to exchange the television his sister unintentionally broke sooner than 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 cherished fixed-gear bike—the fixie he equipped together with his dad—is up for grabs.
Should Nick recruit more youthful “runts” to do his soiled paintings? should still he be able to offer again the motorbike of the lovable lady 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 colors?
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These days I’m always late. Someone stole my bike from school. ” I nearly stop pedaling. This is my fault. “So climb on,” I say. ” She looks at me but keeps walking. ” I nod. Then I say, “I can’t help it if you throw ice all over the place. Talk about trouble. ” She hits me. Lucky thing she’s on my good side. But she’s smiling. “You’re…nice,” she says finally—and keeps walking. I’m stunned. What do I say to that? A pedal smacks the back of my leg. I catch up to her. She can really move. Ask a safe question, I tell myself.
Trevor did mention a late model. But a bike’s a bike. It still means money in my pocket. Or, at least, in Dwayne’s pocket. The question is, how much. “Take it apart,” Trevor says. I want to ask how much I’m getting. But Dwayne is standing right behind me. He puts a hand on my sore shoulder and squeezes. “You should see our Nicky strip down a bike,” he says. I slide away from his hand. “It’s Nick,” I say quietly. Dwayne punches me playfully in the same shoulder. I keep my face frozen and pick up a wrench and a socket set.
You gotta read it, dork,” Danny says. “They make it easy for us. ” “Stevie’s not so good at reading,” Alex says. I jump in. ” “And if it’s titanium, you just gotta think of girls,” Danny says. Stevie looks puzzled. “The word starts T-I-T, you dorkhead. ” The boys snicker. I’m getting tired of Danny. I shut them up with my next question. ” I turn to Danny. ” Because really, how hard can it be? Chapter Six A girl with a ponytail jumps off her bike, takes the lock from her backpack and runs it through the school bike rack.