The Parkour Club

 
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The Parkour Club
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Arooj Hayat
Age Group
12+
Published Date
April 19, 2020
ISBN Number
9780995910324
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Not everyone in the parkour club is who they seem. And for some, the question is: How fast do you have to run to escape the past?
Parkour enthusiast Bronte Miller is back from a year in Alexandria, Egypt, where her father was a war correspondent. It means she misses her secret Egyptian boyfriend and is bored in her desert hometown in Washington state. That is, until Yemeni refugee Karam Saif shows up, trying awkwardly to fit into American high school life.
“I can help him with that,” she thinks. Handsome, attentive and an ace parkour athlete, Karam seems the perfect antidote to her impossible home situation and not-happening readjustment to American life. Together, they and the Parkour Club party-it-up around town and revel in learning challenging new parkour moves. But both have Middle Eastern secrets that draw them ever closer to danger, and someone they can’t identify is meddling with their lives. Can they outrun the past, or join forces and save each other?

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Fun, Easy Fiction mixed with Parkour & Muslim Culture facts
(Updated: June 09, 2020)
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The descriptions of Parkour are entertaining and opened my eyes to a new discipline that I was scarcely aware of prior to opening this book. The author's vivid narration of the actions and movement flow used in Parkour makes the action sequences come alive as you are reading. I enjoyed the descriptions and development of the main characters, and I especially appreciated the main character, Bronte, who is a teenage girl struggling with problems typical teenagers face on a daily basis (love-life, social hierarchy, peer pressure, fights with her mom). She makes several emotional decisions while facing the stresses and pressures that all teenagers face, but this occasional irrationalism actually makes her more relatable and believable as a character. Her behavior added an element of unpredicatability to Bronte that I thought was very real and relatable.
All-in-all, The Parkour Club is a fun, easy read for someone looking for an enjoyable fiction book interspersed with facts about Parkour and Muslim cutlure, two areas many readers may not have a deep familiarity with. Enjoy and Happy Page-Turning!
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- Strong character development & relatable characters
- Fast-paced with vivid descriptions make the Parkour scenes come alive
- Many interesting and accurate facts about Muslim culture and Islam
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The Parkour Club
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I enjoyed this book immensely. As with all of her books, Pam Withers masterfully builds up the characters and skilfully weaves the storyline in a manner that kept me reading - not wanting to put the book down. I especially enjoyed the suspense as it built up throughout the book. The narrative is structured around a plot that raises awareness towards radicalization and discrimination - in this case the marginalization of Muslims in North America. It is very evident that part of what makes Ms. Withers such an accomplished author are the efforts she puts into research and consultation in the preparation of writing her books. One of the many contacts she sought is a young Muslim woman, Arooj Hayat. Ms. Hayat immigrated to Canada as a young child and is working on her Pharmacy degree. Appropriately, Arooj is coauthor of the book.
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Highly Recommend
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Fun read for young adults of all ages!
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I learned a lot about parkour and also Islam from this book. I appreciate a book that focuses around a specific religion and doesn't try to convert me to said religion. It's a rarity to say the least.
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I thoroughly enjoyed the book. If I had any complaints, it's that it takes a little longer to suck you in than I'd like, but when it does, it's hard to put down... Maybe it's even impossible... I don't know because I read the whole thing in one sitting.
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Adventure, sport, romance and cross-cultural understanding
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#diversebooks #weneeddiversebooks #diversekidlit #readyourworld
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