22 February 2017

Book Review: Motocross Me (Motocross Me #1), Cheyanne Young

Motocross Me

Title: Motocross Me
Series: Motocross Me #1
Author: Cheyanne Young
Published: 26/06/2013, 336Love
Pages: 262
Source: Amazon freebie
Format: Ebook

Rating: 4/5

"When Hana Fisher moves to the small town of Mixon, Texas to live with her dad, she dreads having to work at the boring pile of dirt he fondly calls a motocross track. But when she gets there, she finds the rinky-dink dirt bike track from her childhood has grown into the most respected racing track in the state.

Now popular by association, Hana endures the pain and sweat of working in the summer heat in order to fit in with a sport she’s growing to love. She gets a real family, a best friend and not just one, but two of the fastest racers trying to win her heart.

When Hana abuses her status as the track owner’s daughter to help the gorgeous Ryan Russo cheat in the biggest race of the year, she risks more than just losing her job. Every good thing in her life is at stake now- her friends, her dad’s trust, and Ash Carter- the kind-hearted racer who may not be as alluring as Ryan, but is proof that nice guys don’t always finish last."

So, I enjoyed Motocross Me far more than I ever expected to! Which isn't bad for someone who hated being dragged across the country to her brother's various motocross races. But, Motocross Me is such an adorable, and frankly quite interesting, read that I couldn't help but enjoy it. It's such a quick, easy read and I just raced through it.

Motocross Me is set at Mixon Motocross Track so, obviously, perfect for a book about motocross. But, I loved that Hana didn't enjoy being at the track, to begin with - I related so much to this. And the story is described so perfectly, that even though I went to motocross in the UK, I recognised so many different aspects of the racing. In a weird way, it brought back memories.

I really liked the characters too. I did think Hana was a bit of an airhead to start with. But she grew on me and I just really liked her by the end. I loved that she's very family-orientated and is happy-ish to pull her weight at the track.

Ash was also a brilliant character. He is just so nice and easy-going, even when he's being serious. He treats Hana with respect which is the complete opposite of Ryan. Ryan is just simply a self-centred a**hole.

Motocross Me is told from Hana's perspective and, as she has only just moved back to the track, I found this a great way of explaining the rules of motocross simply (as well as telling her story). It was a bit like Hana kept jogging her own memory.

Hana's story is fairly predictable, but it was also a fun and adorable read. The pacing was just right too, especially during the excitement during the races (which is probably pretty difficult to get right). And because there is racing involved, I found plenty of little twists and turns along the way. But the story ties up very nicely in the end and the ending was just too perfect for words.

However, I did notice some continuity errors throughout the story. More noticeably, Teig's age. At one point, he is 13-years-old and then later this changes to 9, so I wasn't really sure if he was acting right for his age.

Motocross Me was a very good read. I just couldn't put it down and it really was a bit of a blast from the past with my own motocross experience. Motocross Me shows that you can hate motocross when growing up, yet still enjoy a book about motocross (haha!). I would definitely recommend Motocross Me to fans of sporty contemporary YA reads.

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