An empowering new series from the cyclist who runs Shred-Girls.com is guaranteed to give readers an adrenaline rush–and the confidence girls gain from participating in sports!
It’s time to ride and save the day!
Lindsay can’t wait to spend her summer break reading comics and watching superhero movies–until she finds out she’ll be moving in with her weird older cousin Phoebe instead. And Phoebe has big plans for Lindsay: a BMX class at her bike park with cool-girl Jen and perfectionist Ali.
Lindsay’s summer of learning awesome BMX tricks with new friends and a new bike turns out to be more epic than any comic book–and it’s all leading up to a jumping competition.
But some of the biker boys don’t think girls should be allowed to compete in BMX. Now it’s up to Lindsay, Jen, and Ali to win the competition and prove that anyone can be great at BMX.
Throughout the summer, Lindsay actually does become a super hero, but not in the way she expected. She makes some great new friends, learns rad new tricks and even saves the day. All while riding a bike and having fun!
This is a very well written and creative book for pre-teens. They don’t even have to have interests in bikes. But they might once they finish reading this book! This is a perfect option for summer reading 🙂 -Jauron Vetter
It’s a great book. It is my favorite bike book I have ever read. I think it’s cool they do bunny hops and other tricks. I want to go to joyride now! I’d give it 5 stars and it’s an exciting book to read! -Margo, 8
Lindsay is obsessed with superheroes and wants to become one someday. She was so excited for summer vacation so she can practice her superhero tricks everyday. Unfortunately, Lindsay’s parents tell her that she has to spend the summer away with her older cousin Phoebe. Lindsay believes this to be terrible news, but little does she know Phoebe is going introduce her to a new world of adventure on two wheels. Molly Hurford creates an awesome story about a girl who starts out shy but gains confidence and new friends while learning to Shred. This book is truly a “Joy Ride”. -Riley, 10
Riley is a good reader but not an obsessive reader. We make her read at least 30 mins every night. She’s read Harry Potter etc but rarely reads for more than an hour at a time. Well she started Shred Girls tonight and hasn’t put it down. She’s on chapter 14 and just looked up and said “I sure hope she writes a second book”. So you get a second Thank You from me and if you don’t have a second book coming you better get busy. -Tom (Riley’s dad)
Lindsay’s Joyride was very inspiring and definitely a fun read. It made me want to go back to Joyride 150 (which is one of my favorite places), hop on my bike, and try something new. I think all girls should read it, rider or not, because it really shows that riding is all about fun. You don’t have to be super good or competitive. All you need is the willingness to have fun and try something new. Molly’s book portrays that message clearly and in an interesting way. I love riding my bike and I loved reading Lindsay’s Joyride. -Jett, 12
When I was younger and first getting into cycling, I was a total bibliophile. I would bring books to every ride and race and couldn’t wait until I got off the bike so that I could get back into reading. I loved being able to pretend I was the heroine in some epic plot, a lot like how Lindsey started out in the book. Shred Girls is so different, because it shows that YOU are the hero, not some character in a book. I absolutely loved how much it inspired the reader to be their own hero, and shows that you don’t need to be in a book or comic to be one. I could seriously talk about how awesome this book is all day, but I’ll try and make this a little more precise rather than rambling. Shred Girls is the book that every girl, young or old, needs in her life. Lindsey’s story shows how everyone has a hero inside, and just needs to learn how to let that hero shine through. She shows how dedication leads to success and that you can do so much more than you believe you can. When I was younger, I was obsessed with books, and wish that I had been able to read Shred Girls. Back then, I always focused on living the stories of all the characters I read about, however, Shred Girls shows that you can live the adventure yourself. Even when reading this novel at 16, after nearly 5 years of cycling, Shred Girls has inspired me on and off the bike. Molly Hurford’s ability to creative such an intriguing plot, intricate characters, and inspirational message all in one book is amazing, and a feat few have achieved so well. She has created so much more than a book, but rather a community of girls inspiring girls. I’m honored to have had the chance to read this book and to be apart of this community, and am excited to see more girls get involved. It took me years to learn the lessons shown in this book, and I hope that girls everywhere are able to read Shred Girls and get inspired. -Lily, 16
As a teacher, I love that this book reaches out to all genders of children and helps them get exposed to a sport they may not know. -Nanci Streit
Wanted to write a quick review about how much my 8 year old daughter is enjoying Shred Girls! I bought her the book to read this summer, and she is ripping through it faster than I could imagine. I am a 40-year old cyclist whose passion for the sport (racing, equipment, science, comradery) far outweighs his physical ability. My hope, though, to is pass along my love for all things bikes to my kids (son and daughter) and this book has truly made an quick impression on my daughter. Just this morning she was asking about specific differences between all my bikes (cx, mtb, road) and I was more than happy to walk her through it. We live in Florida, but believe it or not, have great access to two amazing mountain bike parks near our house. I try to get her out on the trails a few times a month and with her new motivation, will probably be out there more. She has already asked if we can take some of her friends along, and I am planning to start some informal father/daughter rides prioritizing fun, teamwork, and post ride refreshments. -Matthew Baldwin