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In the vein of The Outsiders and the early Western novels of El Leonard this inventive debut novel a cross between the cult classic Mad Max movie series and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road blends adrenaline fueled action with an improbable yet tender romance to offer a rich. I received a copy via the publisherShort review I couldn t put this down It wasn t exceptional but it was a lot of fun It wasn t perfect but it made for a great summer readThere is an issue however that I ve noticed regarding this book Stone Rider may be look at as a boy book but honestly there s not a lot of those in Young Adult fiction As a bookseller it s a tough time finding male narrated novels for teenage boys to read because while a lot of them don t mind reading from a female perspective they also have the right to read from a male s perspective As a result whenever a male narrated novel comes along I m pretty content I find that it s a huge double standard when people complain about a book being a boy book then turn around and complain about boys not wanting to read girl books Why is it okay to accept the thousands of female narrated books that are admittedly looked on as girl books and expect both genders to read it yet when a male narrated book comes out it feels too much like a boy book If it were up to me every gender would read both gender narrated novels but that can only work if we stop judging books based on the gender of the narrator Okay rant over The portrayal of the girl in this story was awesome She was badass and knew her stuff However she then kind of changed suddenly and inexplicably It was a little hard to believe the love story but I wasn t really reading this for the romance The storyline was occasionally predictable but it was still such a uniue idea that I didn t really mind I didn t think I would enjoy this as much as I did but I was completely into it There were moments where the writing was lyrical and times when I could completely see what the author was trying to say I will probably read whatever David Hofmeyr writes next simply because his writing was so engaging I would recommend this novel to anyone looking for a light adventure filled read happy reading

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Stone Rider

And vivid portrayal of misfits and loners forced together in their struggle for a better lifeAdam Stone wants freedom and peace He wants a chance to escape Blackwater the dust bowl desert town he grew up in Most of all he wants the beautiful Sadie Blood Alongside Sadie an. Stone Rider is an excellent book that can fit into many genres at one time It s like a western met a dystopian and then decided to create a West Side Storyesue production I ve never read anything like itThe characters are all interesting and surprising At the beginning they may appear to be stereotypical but as the story goes on their depth is revealed However that is not to say that they are extremely well developed The book is written like the old westerns You learn what you need to when you need to and the rest of the book is devoted to the action This could be seen as a flaw but I appreciate that the book is designed to be as sleek as the bykes used in the race around which the plot centersThe flow of the book is amazing The beginning is a little slow but only by comparison to the rest of it That is because Part I takes the time to set up pretty much all you will learn about the world Once you begin Part II it becomes something of a marathon read There is never time to take your breath Do not begin it if you have something else to do in the next few hours There is uite a bit of violence but that is to be expected in a mostly lawless societyIn short Stone Rider is a fun and exciting read In spite of the streamlined storytelling there are many challenging words to help expand vocabulary for younger readers Since this a book well suited for reluctant readers that is a huge plus Highly recommended for any upper middle grade reader through to adultsThis review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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D the dangerous outsider Kane Adam will ride the Blackwater Trail in a brutal race that will test them all body and soul Only the strongest will surviveThe prize A one way ticket to Sky Base and unimaginable luxuryAnd for a chance at this new life Adam will risk everythin. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This was an excellent read Touted as a Wild West meets Mad Max Bildungsroman Stone Rider lived up to my expectations Adam lives in a brutal and violent future where you mine the precious commodity at the Earth s core or you race Adam comes from a line of racers men who risk their lives in a dangerous trek across a wasteland reminiscent of the Wild West Expect a vicious and brutal adventure where a boy who thinks his best chance is found in trusting no one learns the importance of friendship and support I liked Adam His biggest weakness is his empathy for fellow man and like any good person he pays for that soft spot again and again I loved the way he was able to grow as a character but retain the best parts of himself in the process I also liked the cast of secondary characters Adam s love interest is one tough chick and while she had her own limitations I found her a lady warrior that I could admire Kane Adam s enigmatic ally however is the stuff my sometimes still girlish dreams are made of While I am fangirling please don t make the mistake of thinking this is a girl book This is definitely one the guys will appreciate It is fast paced taking readers through the highs and lows of the hero s journey and the ending was a coin toss right up until the end There were a lot of corpses littering the desert road of this race and those who didn t die might sometimes wish they had I have already started talking it up to my students giving them the heads up about its summer publication I can t wait until I can get a copy in my classroom library because I know it is going to be a big hit with high school readers of both genders I know my high school librarian is going to want a copy as well Language and situations are probably grade 9 but I think that blood thirsty middle schoolers will devour it and learn some important lessons about what it means to be tough in the process As an adult reader I found I couldn t put it down


10 thoughts on “Stone Rider

  1. says:

    35 starsI find the distinction between boy books and girl books to be discriminatory and a tiny bit offensive and yet Stone Rider undeniably aims towards young adult boys as its intended audience Heavy on the action violence and technical description and very light on any kind of emotional development it often reads as a videogame

  2. says:

    I received a copy via the publisherShort review I couldn't put this down It wasn't exceptional but it was a lot of fun It wasn't per

  3. says:

    The first thing that caught my eye was the cover for Stone Rider I loved the cracked look of the cover that depicts the hardened landscape of the books setting The title stands out beautifully in stark contrast of color and texture Th

  4. says:

    Thank you to Delacorte Press for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest reviewStone Rider was my first dys

  5. says:

    Thanks to Storia Books for sending me this review copy this hadn't in any way influenced my rating or my review You can check out my Romanian review on my blog will start off by saying that this book is probably of a 35 stars for me When I first started this book I had doubts about whether I’d like it because of the su

  6. says:

    “Stone Rider” is an excellent book that can fit into many genres at one time It’s like a western met a dystopian and then decided to create a West Side Storyesue production I’ve never read anything like itThe chara

  7. says:

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This was an excellent read T

  8. says:

    35 starsI don’t usually pay too much attention to the comparisons that publishers make when describing books but in the

  9. says:

    David Hofmeyr's Stone Rider is the type of book that keeps coming at you and doesn't let up even as you hit the end The story is pretty basic To get out of no kind of life on the planet Earth sometime in the future where the air is toxic one needs to win a potentially deadly byke race through a harsh desert landscape Adam the main

  10. says:

    The beginning of this book was so intriguing that i couldn't help but be pulled into its pages I kept having flash backs of Mad Max which made me appreciate Adam's journey even He's one fierce character and it was always an adventure filled wi