On Edge: A Freerunner Mystery
Poisoned Pen, 2016 (2016)
Reviewed by Jessica Maguire
hen I read the description of this young adult novel I thought it would be rather interesting and enjoyable. Well, was I disappointed!
er gymnastics training not wasted, LL and her brother spend their time free running around their section of the city. Sure, it sounds innocent enough, but of course there is trouble, especially in the love department. LL develops an interest in Haze, a graffiti artist who just happens to be her brother's rival.
he rivalry between the two boys escalates to the threat of gang war and then trouble really starts. Two years prior, Haze's sister turned up dead. When graffiti pictures of LL turn up everywhere and another teenager turns up dead, all fingers point to Haze. He must clear his name and find the real Writer framing him for the crimes.
etting to all the action is rather tedious in this novel. It takes a while to pick up and get going and it took too long to hold my interest. Because I am not into graffiti, free running, gangs, and hip-hop culture, I just wasn't interested in reading this because there was little for me to relate to.
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