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Boys, Bikes, Bungling Bandits

Diana Renn’s Latitude Zero involves competitive cycling and a sketchy criminal enterprise, but it never quite reaches finish line levels of excitement.

Boys, Bikes, Bungling Bandits

BOOK REPORT for Latitude Zero by Diana Renn

Cover Story: Hub Focus
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Shop Talk
Bonus Factor: Cycling
Anti-Bonus Factor: Mary Sue
Relationship Status: Dropped

Road bike races are full of excitement and drama. Sadly, Latitude Zero reads like someone watched a race on TV and then told a friend, who then wrote it down in book form five days later, thinking they'd found the idea in a dream.

Check out my full review over at our series on Kirkus.

Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.