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Slide the Corner

January 15, 2018

Greg is the odd one out at home – he doesn’t like computers and isn’t a brain like the rest of the family.

He’s bored at school and misunderstood at home. When Greg stumbles upon Brad, a mechanic who works on and drives rally cards, Greg suddenly finds his niche. Against his fathers wishes a bond forms between Brad and Greg, and as the two work together to win on the circuit Greg grows in confidence in his chosen sport.

The family must come to realise the strength in each of its members …not matter what that strength might be.

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Greg is in Year 11 at school and has failed his NCEA level 1 exams. His father is angry and his Mum determined that he achieves at least Level 1 – so promises to help him study every day when he repeats the year. Greg can think of nothing worse. Unlike his high achieving parents and siblings,Greg struggles academically and his father has always called him ‘Thick as Crude Oil.’ Greg is interested in cars but his dad tells him he is foolish and wasting his time. After an argument with his parents about studying and a threat of no food followed through by a padlock on the fridge – Greg decides to look for a job. This is where he comes into his own and he begins to have some control over his life. This is a great story about believing in what you're good at, sticking at something and achieving your goals - not someone else's. Full of car lore and rallying in this pure kiwi story.

Kiwi Kids Book Review

Overall Score - 8.3

8.3

A NZ classic.

Greg is in Year 11 at school and has failed his NCEA level 1 exams. His father is angry and his Mum determined that he achieves at least Level 1 – so promises to help him study every day when he repeats the year. Greg can think of nothing worse. Unlike his high achieving parents and siblings,Greg struggles academically and his father has always called him ‘Thick as Crude Oil.’ Greg is interested in cars but his dad tells him he is foolish and wasting his time. After an argument with his parents about studying and a threat of no food followed through by a padlock on the fridge – Greg decides to look for a job. This is where he comes into his own and he begins to have some control over his life. This is a great story about believing in what you're good at, sticking at something and achieving your goals - not someone else's. Full of car lore and rallying in this pure kiwi story.

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My name is Shem Banbury. I am the owner and Chief Editor of Kiwi Kids News. By day I am a school teacher and by night a wannabe triathlete.

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