Book List: Native & Indigenous Voices in Teen Fiction, Summer Fun Reads for Teens, Teen Life: High School Stories, Teen Sports Themed Books
Author: Tara Wilson Redd
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Heartbreak pushes one Hawaiian girl to find her strongest self in this story of personal transformation.
When Miho's boyfriend breaks up with her without warning, all she can see is red--the color of blinding fury and pain, and the color of the fire she sets in an oil drum on the beach, burning every scrap of their memories.
It's spring of senior year in Oahu, and while her friends are getting ready for college, Miho's deep in her misery, delivering pizzas on her bike. But then inspiration strikes: she'll do a triathlon. An Ironman competition official race costs too much, so Miho's friends create one for her. The training is brutal for a girl who has never even run a mile--though she can bike and swim. With the constant support of her friends and her dad, Miho digs deep to find just how fierce her determination is and how many obstacles she can overcome in this race, and maybe even in her life.
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