Imagine bombing down hills at up to sixty miles per hour on what looks like a short snowboard with four giant spring-loaded wheels. Fifteen-year-old best friends Jake and Peter have decided that mountain boarding is the best free-ride sport around. So they’re totally stoked to join a junior-guide training trip on three of the Northwest’s most picturesque mountains. The only trouble is, both boys are hiding secrets from one another, and all three mountains are sleeping volcanoes that could wake up any time. Don’t miss the explosive finish to Pam Withers’ Take It To The Xtreme series.

Mountainboard Maniacs made it into the prestigious annual listing, Best Books for Kids and Teens 2009 (published by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre,

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