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READ & DOWNLOAD On Thin Ice õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ó ❰Read❯ ➱ On Thin Ice Author Michael Northrop – Ked Eakins is about to lose everythingHe's just discovered that his dad has gambled away their rent money They're going to get kicked out of their homeBut Ked is determined Ked Eakins is about to lose everythingHe's just discovered that his dad has gambled away their rent money They're going to get kicked out of their homeBut Ked is determined to fight back He hatches a plan to save their apartment by rebuilding a vintage minibike in his school's maker space. Northrop Michael On Thin IceJuly 30th 2019 by ScholasticE ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusKed Eakins lives in the small town of Norton where the major manufacturing plants are seeing hard times His father only works part time and his mother has left the family because of the father's gambling To make matters worse there is no longer his mother's health insurance to help Ked deal with his worsening kyphosis that is progressively ruining his posture He deals with it by wearing baggy shirts but the pain is a constant issue and the kids in middle school are cruel about it To make matters really bad his friends have abandoned him one by one so he has no one with whom to sit in the cafeteria When Ked finds out that his father is not only behind on the rent but has gambled the money away on a bet concerning the town's Thin Ice festival Ked feels he must act He takes 200 and buys a battered Road Rokkit motorcycle He hopes to fix it up and sell it for 600 so the rent can be paid His father however has sold his tools so Ked takes the engine in to the school MakerSpace to work on it His former friend Nephi is there working on a project for the Norton festival as is Goth Girl Esme and school bullying Landrover When space is limited the teacher who watches the MakerSpace during his planning period Mr Feig lets Ked Esme and Nephi stay after school to work on their projects while he grades papers Landrover is angry and sabotages Ked's efforts damaging the bike After struggling with the bike school and dealing with his father Ked is pushed to his limits and thinks he will try to win the Thin Ice festival bet by cracking the ice and collapsing the tower himself but when he gets there he finds Landrover there trying to do the same thing Not surprisingly this doesn't go well but the experience makes Landrover a bit kinder towards Ked The two work together Ked gets out of his predicament for the time being and things look a bit brighter after a heart to heart with his misguided but well meaning fatherStrengths Ked is an amazing character whose plight will speak to many middle grade readers Why books don't delve into the intricacies of lunch room dynamics I will never know Ked's physical challenges are lightly handled his back certainly bothers him physically and emotionally but he moves on the best he can The idea to fix up and sell a motorcycle isn't the best idea but it is certainly something that I can see occurring to a middle school student as a great way to make money I normally don't like books about bullying because they are not realistic swirlies wedgies etc but what Ked experiences is spot on Whispered words uiet digs friends abandoning him Told in first person something about Ked's voice appealed to me and made me want to find out what would happen and how he would deal with it Combined with the intriguing cover this story will capture the imagination of a variety of readers Weaknesses The MakerSpace is a sore spot with me I was forced to have one and it was impossible to monitor Even our public library decided against having one It's a fantastic idea for all the reasons we see in this book; it gives kids a different sort of outlet But if I'm getting books to students instructing language arts classes and having classes in to do research it is as Mr Feig knows hard to superviseWhat I really think Wow This has a lot of emotional impact AND is an interesting read This is a fantastic book that spans that difficult MGYA gap and is a great choice for 8th grade boys who have moved beyond books with simple characters and plots Hand this to readers who liked this author's Rotten Key's Fourmile and Vrabel's Bringing Me Back

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Which he'll sell for a profitStill the plan is a gamble of his own Going to maker space forces Ked into the path of a school bully who torments him about his progressive spinal conditionCan Ked with the help of some unlikely new On Thin eBook #245 friends ​​​​​​​ find a way to. A hard but compelling read the protagonist is going though a tough time and the author does not white wash the situation bullying gambling separated parents and a rare disorder that would be embarrassing for anyone let alone someone in middle school Told with sensitivity this well written novel will not disappoint readers who like books by this author as well as those tackling difficult issues Highly recommended


On Thin IceFix the bike and save his family from going under before it's too lateNew York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop has written a powerful story a boy who ​​​​​​​ against all odds ​​​​​​​ decides to bet on himself and create something new from broken pieces. Ked Eakins aka Freakins just lost his last lunch buddy He knows it's because of his spinal deformity which is getting worse When he finds out that his dad is months behind on rent and counting on a bet to be able to pay up Ked takes matters into his own hands and steals money from his dad to buy a Road Rokkit minibike that he plans to fix up and sell He can use the school's makerspace to fix it if he can survive the bullies and the mean goth girl and awkward encounters with one of his old friends I liked how this story didn't have easy answers Ked's lies snowball and he ends up stealing money and his plan doesn't work out exactly as hoped and even though he ends up coming to a truce with the bully and getting his friends back things aren't magically back the way they were before Ked's process in putting the bike back together would interest those readers who are into mechanical stuff And Ked's condition isn't the main focus on the story and he doesn't magically get better Still I had to pause at the fact that Ked's father doesn't have health insurance for him when he had such a rare condition in my state kids can get health insurance through the state for free For a hot minute I thought Ked might have scoliosis which would have been interesting since it is pretty rare in boys and I've never read a book with a boy who has it everything else about the way Ked was bullied would have still worked especially if he wore a backbrace to school And I can't imagine Ked's mother taking off for a great new job and not bothering to either pay child support or provide health insurance for him or anything The portrayal of families who are just scraping by was really well done however