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ISBN:
0739381156
Author:
John Allen Nelson,G. Neri
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Literature & Fiction
Language:
English
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Listening Library (Audio); Unabridged edition (June 9, 2009)
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Neri (Author), John Allen Nelson (Narrator), Listening Library (Publisher) & 0 more. After having read and enjoyed Chess Rumble, I was looking forward to reading Neri's latest book, Surf Mules.

Neri (Author), John Allen Nelson (Narrator), Listening Library (Publisher) & 0 more. This book was his first endeavor as a YA author. In this book, Neri brings us into the world of three close friends. Fin dies in an opening surf scene. Z-boy isn't very book smart, but he can come through when you need him and he's as loyal as a puppy.

Suddenly his world is in a tailspin, but his faithful bud, Z-boy, may have the answer for Logan-a summer job muling illegal cargo cross-country.

Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Suddenly his world is in a tailspin, but his faithful bud, Z-boy, may have the answer for Logan-a summer job muling illegal cargo cross-country. While Logan knows it's not the smartest thing to do, it does seem like the only thing to do. A road trip could be just what he needs to clear his head and make some quick cash.

In this book, Neri brings us into the world of three close friends. When I picked up SURF MULES by Greg Neri, I had trouble holding on. Surf Mules starts fast and keeps a pace that is astounding

In this book, Neri brings us into the world of three close friends. Surf Mules starts fast and keeps a pace that is astounding. By the end of the first chapter, there is a drug shakedown, a fist fight, and a death.

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PMW–Perfect Monster Wave. It could be the answer to all Logan’s problems. He could ride it and figure out what to do about his deadbeat dad, who turned out to be a major loser. He could figure out how to help his mom out of the financial jam his dad put her in. He could decide whether going to college and forsaking the wave and the surfer’s life are really what he wants to do. He could even forgive his former best friend, Fin, for being the greatest surfer Hermosa Beach has ever seen. The Perfect Monster Wave. But when it comes, Logan doesn’t expect to see Fin riding it. He also doesn’t expect Fin to die riding it. Logan didn’t even know anyone his age could die. Suddenly his world is in a tailspin, but his faithful bud, Z-boy, may have the answer for Logan–a summer job muling illegal cargo cross-country.  While Logan knows it’s not the smartest thing to do, it does seem like the only thing to do. A road trip could be just what he needs to clear his head and make some quick cash. But with Z-boy’s constant screwups, a band of Nazi surfers out for blood and a mysterious stranger on their tail, Logan is starting to have some serious doubts about this summer job, and wonders if he’ll even make it home alive.  
  • Arabella V.
easy to read and fun to follow.
  • Vrion
After having read and enjoyed Chess Rumble, I was looking forward to reading Neri's latest book, Surf Mules. This book was his first endeavor as a YA author. In this book, Neri brings us into the world of three close friends. Fin dies in an opening surf scene. Z-boy isn't very book smart, but he can come through when you need him and he's as loyal as a puppy. Logan has actually managed to graduate high school and is planning to go to college, but the family's savings have been lost by his father's gambling. Logan is trying to transition to manhood, but dad has not left much of a positive impact on his son. Logan has few resources to draw on to make a decision: few values, no identified path to success and no reason to believe that a half-baked plan might work. Fin's father, Buddy, has been somewhat of a male presence for the boys, but doesn't his name say it all? He and his surfer friends have lived by the surfer code, surfing most of their lives away. Drugs, specifically marijuana, are easily accepted into this life and Logan and Z-boy are soon offered the opportunity to make a lot of money carrying marijuana across country. Logan knows the real decision whether to act as mules rests with him. He has a wisdom that Z-boy by does not. For Z-boy its all about a quick buck but for Logan, it could get him money for college or it could get him a felony charge that would ruin almost any career before it begins. Where can you go guidance? When you're a young man really trying to do something different from those around you, how can you find someone you can trust to guide you in a way that benefits your own interest? Logan has one of the roughest coming of age tales I've ha d told in quite a while.

I haven't been much into surfing since Gidget movies, but I found Neri's surf scenes to be clearly written, exciting and quick paced. I was guided into the surfing world by a capable dude who didn't lose me with tedious details but who didn't talk down to the majority of readers who don't know surfing. While we think of surfers as macho men who treat their boards with more respect than their women, Neri creates Emmie, a love interest for Logan that he truly respects and they're able to communicate as equals. This is Logan's story with Emmie having a minor role, but she is intelligent, confident and athletic. While Neri's character seems to accept marijuana as a natural substance that can't harm us, there is a powerful message about who is involved in the drug trade, who profits from it and who gets hurt.

There's much to like about this book, from the humor and the well developed characters to the originality of the story and the complex themes which could lead to deep discussion. Neri is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors and I'm really looking forward to Yummy in early 2010.
  • Qutalan
Growing up Logan's two best friends and surfing partners were Fin and Z-Boy. Recenlty Logan's and Fin's friendship has been strained before they can work it out Fin's killed by a wave. Logan and Z-Boy are approached by a young drug dealer named, Broza with a chance to make some quick cash as mules. Z-Boy feels this is his only options and quickly says yes. Logan is unsure, though he eventually says yes, in hopes of relieving some of the financial pressure from his mother. Logan and Z-Boy drive cross country from California to Flordia, in a car lined with pot. I loved how well this story moved. I thought the beginning was great, the author places readers right in the middle of the action. Logan and Z-Boy are in Texas and have a run in with some Texas surfers. I was quickly intrigued by Texas surfers, a car chase and a bloody nose. Thanks to that fast start, Neri has made Surf Mules hard to put down, even for the most reluctant readers. Logan's plans to go to college after graduation are put on hold thanks to his fathers gambling debt. Logan wants to do this run once, with Z-Boy. Z-Boy believes this is a start to one day taking over for Broza. I really enjoyed Surf Mules. The characters have a very realistic feel to them. On Logan's and Z-Boy's trip, there is heart behind the well paced action. The author takes the time to develop secondary characters like Broza making it that much more interesting.
  • nadness
I picked this one up expecting it to be so-so, an impression enforced by the prologue that recounts one of Logan and Z-boy's dumber exploits. But SURF MULES quickly becomes an emotional novel that will appeal to boys.

Logan's smart for a surfer, but it takes more than brains to go to college. And when his former best friend dies on the wave he spent his whole life wanting to ride, Logan is thrown for a loop. So when his other pal Z-boy hooks him up with the local drug dealer for an easy job, he takes it. And of course, things go terrible wrong.

(Everything I know about drug muling I learned from this book and Maria eres llena de gracia, neither of which make it an attractive job despite explaining very well why people would do it.)

SURF MULES combines comedy, adventure, and poignancy to create a book that is far less silly than it seems on the surface. Reading about Logan's last summer before college is a good way to cap off your own summer.

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  • Error parents
When I picked up SURF MULES by Greg Neri, I had trouble holding on. Surf Mules starts fast and keeps a pace that is astounding. By the end of the first chapter, there is a drug shakedown, a fist fight, and a death. Before moving on to chapter two, I came up for a gulp of air and said to the writing gods, "Boy, Greg really set the pace high for this one." But the truth is that Neri takes us for the ride of our lives and doesn't let go until the very last satisfying page.

SURF MULES takes place during several weeks in the summer of two innocent (yet risk-loving) Hermosa Beach seniors, Logan and Z-Boy. Surfing is in their blood, but one thing leads to another and instead of riding the waves the boys find themselves riding cross country with a load of marijuana packed behind the panels of their Crown Victoria.

I know nothing about surfing and even less about transporting drugs, but Neri brings us these worlds with a deftness that makes both feel as comfortable as Logan feels with them.

Great boy to boy interaction, a lot of humor, oodles of action and a little romance will keep readers--teens and adults alike--gripped. So grab a tin of board wax and a Republican Handbook (you'll get that reference when you read the novel) and get a copy of SURF MULES.