They say it’s best to be yourself. Debatable.
Sixteen-year-old Aspen’s unruly red hair is the only thing wild about her, and she’s regularly overshadowed by both her roller-derby-star sister, and her cheer-captain bestie. But the spotlight hits her hard when questionable pictures show up online, leading to a string of vicious rumors that get her kicked off the cheerleading squad and abandoned by her friends.
Aspen copes by crafting a secret skating persona—complete with a mask—and straps on some roller skates: outriding rumors, making new friends, and falling on her butt (a lot) while learning roller-skating gymnastics. After a local skate-off takes her viral again, resulting in a sponsorship, sudden YouTube success, and a skateboarder boyfriend, she considers ditching the mask. But skating is her escape and the bullies still prowl—she can’t risk the fragile peace she’s found, even though her double-life is slowly ripping her heart in two.
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Aspen is #trending. (And not the good kind). When she heads to the skate park to escape, she finds a whole lot more than some territorial skateboarders and an unforgiving slab of concrete. The ramps have a way of revealing the truth, whether you're ready for it or not, and finding herself might be her biggest challenge yet.
"This book has all the elements of a great read: mystery, romance, adventure, comedy, exploration of important themes, and more."
"Surprising and enjoyable from start to finish!"
"The skating and characters were so fun and unique! I can't wait to see more from this author."
"A delightful young adult novel that tackles so many big issues, with characters who feel real and also larger-than-life."
"I have read all of Teresa Richards’ novels and this one might be my favorite!"
"I binge read this in one day. I really loved the themes it explores, and it has a nice whodunnit element.
"This is a fantastic book. There are so many life lessons, but they are so well written in they don't preach or hit you in the face.."
"The plot twisted and turned and the message of this book is so timely."