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Lipsyte, Robert.
New York : HarperTeen, 2007
ISBN 0060557079
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Imagine: zooming in a race car at top speeds of 200 mph, bumping into giant two ton pieces of metal, racing next to some of the greatest racers there ever were, and being adored by hundreds of beautiful woman.  Sounds like one the most exciting things that can ever happen to a boy, but Kyle Hildebrand wants nothing to do with it.  Kyle's family is legendary when it comes to racing cars.  Kyle has a lot to live up to, Sir Walter, Dad, and his brother Kris (who happened to be voted the hottest rookie racer of the year on an online poll) have won countless races, and are well known in the racing community.  Kyle has the talent, but he wants to be an individual, which is why he quits racing when he is young to become a trumpet player.  Kyle devotes most of his time to his trumpet, and a quartet at school who was invited to a prestigious competition, The Brooklyn Brass.  Tragedy strikes when Kyle's brother Kris gets in a crash during a race.  Since Kris is out, Kyle reluctantly has to fill in for him.  Kyle does so well filling in, he earns Hildebrand racing sponsors and is asked to stay and drive.  He starts to enjoy racing and his new gained respect from family members who hated him.  Kyle struggles juggling his racing and his quartet, and inevitably has to choose between the family business or the quartet.  If you have a need for spend and enjoy good music, Yellow Flag just might be the book for you.    (Max C., student)
SUBJECTS:     Automobile racing -- Fiction.
                        Trumpet -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- North Carolina -- Fiction.
                        Music -- Fiction.
                        Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction.
                        North Carolina -- Fiction.

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