BOOK The Trail Rules

PDF ↠ BOOK The Trail Rules ß MELANIE HOOYENGA ß ❮BOOKS❯ ✻ The Trail Rules (The Rules, #2) ✴ Author Melanie Hooyenga – Goproled.co.uk Junior year’s looking up for sixteen year old Mike Her new BFF isn’t a sadistic control freak her boyfriend adores her and she’s learning to bike in Ake worthy risks in their own lives that could reap a handsome reward IndieReaderA fantastic seuel from Melanie Hooyenga A well done portrait of life at it's finest when things end to make way for new challenges and excitement When love trumps disappointment And when we find out just how limitless we really are YA Books CentralMike's story is solidly plotted and well paced and it shows that a change of heart is only the beginning step in understanding who you are The characters here ring true especially Mike whose evolution and growing self awareness propel the story forward The writing has an immediacy and works to bring readers inside of Mike's head And while there are some melodrama moments they never overwhelm the narrativeinstead they keep the emotions raw and honest The BookLife PrizeHooyenga continues to deliver an exciting story with page turning plotsand sub plots and an underlying theme of genuine female characters whoare likeably flawed Children's Literary Classics Reviewed for YA Books CentralA fantastic seuel from Melanie Hooyenga The StoryJuinor year is supposed to be a year of excitement One last hurrah before life gets too serious For Mike it's a year of shrinking under the pressure from her parents about her future and falling out of love with the boy she thought would be hers for a long timeAdventure comes for her in the form of a new passion riding and a new group of friends who push her beyond the limits she thought she had Not to mention the boy with the intense gaze What I lovedI know absolutely nothing about mountain biking and yet this story made me feel like I did Mike is the perfect example of a teen at that point in their life Life is about to change in a drastic way Nothing ever stays the same but the coming change is never so profound as it is during the final years of high school It's that line into adulthood Melanie Hooyenga encapsulates the tumultuous years with incredible skill The characters are so real they're almost like friends What was just okayI was a bit sad for certain characters I'd loved in the first book but I uickly got over thatFinal VerdictA well done portrait of life at it's finest when things end to make way for new challenges and excitement When love trumps disappointment And when we find out just how limitless we really are

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Junior year’s looking up for sixteen year old Mike Her new BFF isn’t a sadistic control freak her boyfriend adores her and she’s learning to bike in the mountains without decapitating herself on a tree Well almostWhen she meets a group of riders who welcome her into their pack she feels like she’s finally found where she belongs One particular rider a boy with an amazing smile and an even amazing ability to see what she’s truly capable of gives her the confidence to go after what she wants her own life with her own rulesThere’s only one problem he’s not her boyfriendJust as things seem to be falling into place her parents put on the pressure to figure out her future one that doesn’t include riding Mike soon realizes that having everything isn’t that great when she’s not the one choosing it She needs to decide if she’s going to continue to be a follower or step out of the shadows and find her own trailGold Winner Special Interest Sports 2018 Children's Li Mikayla Mike has finally got everything she thought she wanted She has distanced herself from the snow bunnies aka mean girls She is back with her ex boyfriend Evan and she has some new friends She has started cycling and is really enjoying the challenge but Evan her BF is a little too protective of her As the new school year starts she finds everyone's expectations of her are overbearing Her parents want her to focus on her education Her boyfriend wants her to be the perfect girlfriend Her old friends are acting strangely towards her Mike tries to please everyone but something has to give She meets some new friends while out on a cycle trail They don't go to her school and they aren't entangled in her life Mike finds the step back refreshing and helps her focus on than what others want One of her new friends is a guy called Mica and Mike can't help but compare him to Evan Even though Mike was desperate to get back with Evan most ex's have that title for a reason Mica shows her that Evan might not be everything she needsI would say this is a becoming of age book than a romance Don't get me wrong it is a love story with a happy ever after but I felt Mike could easily have any guy she wantedI didn't really like Evan and I'm not sure if this was intentional by the author but I couldn't wait for her to get rid of him He was controlling and condescending I haven't read the first book and I did wonder if I would have liked him if I had This is a standalone story however I did feel certain aspects would have made sense if I had read Cally Mike's BFF storyOverall I enjoyed The Trail Rules It's the first mountain bike story I've read and Mike was an interesting character Her conflict between doing what she wanted and what others expected made for an interesting story Mica was an ok love interest and the author tried to show an intense attraction but I felt we didn't really find out enough about him This story was about new beginnings breaking free and discovering it isn't as scary as you thought 4 stars out of 5I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review as part of the Chapter by Chapter blog tour

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The Trail Rules The Rules #2 Terary ClassicsSilver Winner YA Fiction General 2018 Moonbeam Children's Book AwardsSilver Winner YA Romance 2018 Readers' FavoriteHooyenga gives us an expertly written well paced narrative and a fascinating and well developed cast of teen and adult characters On its surface it's a simple romance that incorporates high school social drama with personal growth through the physical emotional and mental challenge of a sport Mike is a very likable teen who hasn't yet found her own path or her inner courage As she gains experience on the bikeshe devises ten plus one trail rules which also help her face the challenges of life this is an extremely positive and engaging story told in a very beautiful way Readers' FavoriteIn a must read book a target audience of teenage girls will coast through the hilarious yet drama fueled book THE TRAIL RULES follows one girl's adventure into self discovery and security leading to a goose bump inducing conclusion that will inspire young adults to t 'The Trail Rules' by Melanie Hooyenga does a great job of capturing the personality and drama of main character Mike full name Mikayla and how her friends and family factor into her life in easy and not so easy ways The first seuel to 'The Slope Rules' to be followed by another seuel later in 2018 titled 'The Edge Rules' this particular novel follows Mike and her fascination with bike riding on the trails near where she livesEven though her love of riding stemmed from her relationship with boyfriend Evan she starts feeling different about him and life in general when she realizes that she craves trust and independence from the life she has known Having given up some friends and her former lifestyle in recent months for what she considers the better she finds her way back to Evan Their relationship seems wonderful and happy on the surface but Mike is beginning to feel that Evan doesn't understand what she wants or needs and it is hard for her to determine how to move forward or not as his girlfriend He has been what she thought she wanted for so long and reconciling her feelings about him with these new emotions she's feeling is harder than she could imagineMaking her decision somewhat easier and also harder in a sense is her interest in another trail rider named Mica and her parents' crackdown on her time studying Even though they feel she should be home immediately after school to start her homework and only go out on the weekends she finds herself drawn to the trail Being name twins with Mica is only one of the factors that draws her to him and their mutual love of riding but knowing he's not her boyfriend makes it hard to consider starting something up with him when and if she ends things with Evan She wants to be challenged and supported and the fact that the grass always seems greener on the other side makes Mica all that much appealing not that Evan is so bad to begin withMike's trouble with making up her mind figuring out how to deal with old friends who seem off even though she promised herself and others she'd stay away and doing her best to take new steps in her life causes a good amount of strife and heartache But so is life and Mike learns this throughout the course of the novel while Hooyenga injects a solid amount of swoon worthy scenes biking lingo and senses of understanding for Mike's troubles A fun read that is good for not only lovers of contemporary romance but also sports enthusiastsBeth Rodgers Author of 'Freshman Fourteen' and 'Sweet Fifteen' Young Adult NovelsReview originally posted at YABooksCentralcom