This is my stop during the blog tour for On by K.V. Flynn. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 1 till 14 October, you can view the complete tour schedule here.
On the Move (On the Move #1)
by K.V. Flynn
Genre: Boys' action-adventure/ dystopia
Age category: Older Middle Grade/ young Young Adult
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Callum Vicente and his four best middle school buddies live in a Southern California beach town, and narrowly miss being grounded for life after they sneak out of town on the bus for a great skateboard day just before promotion from 8th grade. Their pal Justice ends up with a wicked broken leg, but their parents soon forget about it because weird, tense things are happening in the news. So Callum, Levi and his bff Apollo are soon deep into their best summer ever at PEAK skateboard camp where they learn tricks from the pros, grind on endless street courses, and careen off one awesome ramp straight into the lake. It is mad fun until the War breaks out: the teens watch major cities blown up on TV, have no idea whatâ€™s happened to their parents, and then lose virtually all communication with the outside world.
Stranded, the boarder buddies strike out on their own to find their families, travelling north through all of California and Oregon, following a network of underground message boards and savvy riders who they find holed up in skate parks along the way. They pick up their school buddy Mateo Beltran and hitch a ride with their Native friend Obbie, on his way to safety on his dadâ€™s reservation in Washington state, and even get some surprising help as they try to figure out a world gone crazy while they are On the Move.
You can find On the Move on Goodreads
Note about the book from the author:
This is older MG/young YA, targeted at 10-15-year-olds. Itâ€™s action adventure with boys as the main story focusâ€”I think that there are never enough books for and about boys in this reading level. ON THE MOVE really lives inside the world of skateboarding and boysâ€™ friendships. Also, this is about a totally multi-cultural group of buddies: Obbie is Native American, Mateoâ€™s Mexican, their camp friend Martin is African-American, and narrator Callum is half Spanish. And, because these guys experience a huge War, they also pick up on a cool underground network of retro tech, green living, secret clues, and skater support like no other youâ€™ve read about before.
Like all the great teen adventuresâ€”think Maximum Ride, Pendragon, Enderâ€™s Game, Demonata and Cirque du Freakâ€”the boys in this book are strong, smart, funny, resourceful, and tight. Also, unlike many YA books, the boys experience a very real, world-changing event that challenges what they know and where theyâ€™ll go. But their skills, their brains, and their love of skateboarding guide them through the chaos and complicationsâ€”plus, most of the time, they have a blast doing it!
About the Author:
K.V. Flynn is a writer who lives in Southern California, kind of near Manhattan-Huntington-Malibu Beach. His action-adventure book ON THE MOVE about 14-year-old skater friends who are stranded at skate camp when a War breaks out, comes out on Sept.2. Follow the news about it at www.OnTheMoveBooks.com. His favorite ride is an 8.25" Krooked deck, Independent trucks, and 53 mm Spitfire wheels. He is half Spanish and half Irish. K.V. has a dog, and has been watching "Pretty Sweet" by Chocolate Skateboards, "Stay Gold" by Emerica, and "The Deathwish Video" by Deathwish Skateboards. What about you!? He and his bros regularly cruise Venice, Stoner, Skatelab, and Vanâ€™s. Talk back: KVFlynnOntheMove@gmail.com.
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There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of On the Move. These are the prizes you can win:
- A set of Orangatang Cagesâ€”key clue in the bookâ€”and a skateboard sticker
- Skateistan t-shirt and a One the Move skateboard sticker
- On the Move Skateboard sticker!
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