Junior year’s looking up for sixteen-year old Mike. Her new BFF isn’t a sadistic control freak, her boyfriend adores her, and she’s learning to bike in the mountains without decapitating herself on a tree. Well, almost.When she meets a group of riders who welcome her into their pack, she feels like she’s finally found where she belongs. One particular rider—a boy with an aJunior year’s looking up for sixteen-year old Mike. Her new BFF isn’t a sadistic control freak, her boyfriend adores her, and she’s learning to bike in the mountains without decapitating herself on a tree. Well, almost.When she meets a group of riders who welcome her into their pack, she feels like she’s finally found where she belongs. One particular rider—a boy with an amazing smile and an even more amazing ability to see what she’s truly capable of—gives her the confidence to go after what she wants: her own life with her own rules.There’s only one problem—he’s not her boyfriend.Just as things seem to be falling into place, her parents put on the pressure to figure out her future—one that doesn’t include riding. Mike soon realizes that having everything isn’t that great when she’s not the one choosing it. She needs to decide if she’s going to continue to be a follower or step out of the shadows and find her own trail....
|Title||:||the trail rules|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||294 Pages|
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the trail rules Reviews
Hit the trails with exonerated snow bunny Mike. With parents pressuring you to chose your future yesterday as a junior in high school is a lot to take in. It’s hard to map out your future when your so unsure of your now. With new friends she sets her self on a new path. He boyfriend, who she always wanted, gets her into riding where he seems to hold her back and not let her grow. They meet a group of bikers and friendships happen. In those Mike realizes there is so much more she is able to do and found her courage. She flips her life around and meet Mica a trail riding, hard working, funny guy who treats her as an equal. She finds she has more courage than she ever imagined! I use to ride when I was younger not as hard core as the characters in the book but it was fun thinking back of how I was in high school in comparison to the characters of the book. Melanie’s writing gives you that connection with them to really absorb into the story. I can not wait to read the next one!!!
I really enjoyed this follow up to The Slope Rules. While I don’t think I connected with Mike as easily as I did with Cally, I still thought she was well developed and had a strong and clear voice, which is very important in a teen romance novel. The story had great lessons about learning to habe your own voice, although, to be honest, I felt bad for Evan. That being said, feeling sorry for someone is definitely not a good reason to stay in a relationship. As always, Melanie does a great job with pacing and upping the emotional intensity. The story was well developed and edited which I always appreciate. Overall a good story, and I’m so curious to see who book 3 will be about.I received an ARC of this book for free in exchange for my honest review and opinion.
I have to admit I don't know much about biking on trails or biking in general. I really enjoyed learning about the trail. Sometimes life is about making the difficult choices that will cause pain to someone close to you, even if that choice is what is in your best interest. The Trail Rules brings out that difficult choice and makes you feel connected to it. I've had to make very similar choices, it was like Melanie took a situation from my life and gave it a voice on paper. Melanie does an excellent job of integrating different characters from her first book to get a look into how they are outside of the previous main characters point of view. I am very much looking forward to the last book in this trilogy!!!
I liked the bike riding in the book. It was something different and I learned a few things. I did not get to read the first book but I wasn't lost at all with this story. Some of the first was explained a bit. The friend group was a mixed bag of boys and girls. That is a plus to me. Evan was not a favorite of mine but I understand the reason why he was controlling. Mica and Mike were great together. I think he has a story to be told. I received an ARC free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
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