Saturday Night Dirt


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$14.99  $13.94
St. Martins Press-3PL
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5.4 X 0.5 X 8.3 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Will Weaver grew up in northern Minnesota on a dairy farm. His character Billy Baggs earned his way into the hearts of teen readers in three award-winning books. Another book, Full Service won starred reviews. Weaver also writes the MOTOR series about dirt track stock car racing, one of the few sports that gives no gender advantage, and he includes positive and realistic portrayals of young women involved in the sport. Weaver has formed a stock car racing team with a teenaged driver. His black No. 16 Modified race car, co-sponsored by Farrar, Straus & Giroux publishers, is driven by Skyler Smith of Bemidji.


"For rugged reality, pick up Saturday Night Dirt by Will Weaver, a high-energy story about cars and small-town racing." --Parade

"If you have a young car-racing fan in your family, this book is the perfect summer reading choice: It's a face-paced story about a struggling speedway in northern Michigan and features a great cast of characters, all car-obsessed teens. Great for boys and girls." --Good Morning America

"Thoroughly enjoyable . . . this book presents a fascinating look at small-time racing where the love of it gives the glitz of NASCAR its roots." --School Library Journal

"Compelling . . . It is the atmosphere of the track that is the real star here. Young racing fans, particularly those familiar with the small tracks that dot rural parts of the country, will find much that rings true." --Booklist

"Librarians need to steer boys who tinker with internal combustion engines to Weaver's latest work. Short chapters and a brisk pace . . . may attract those reluctant readers who can recite the firing order of a V-8 and know how to tighten down a valve cover." --Kirkus Reviews

"Weaver fleshes each [character] out enough to leave a lasting impression on readers and make them curious to know what happens next." --Publishers Weekly

"The racing lingo moves the story along, while the reader's interest remains piqued wondering how all the characters will fit together, who will end up with whom, and who will win their heart's desire. This book is a winner in a sports event rarely dealt with by young adult authors." --VOYA

"I was pleasantly surprised when I began reading Saturday Night Dirt. I was completely absorbed. I really felt like I could identify with the characters. I read the book in one day. It was impossible to put down." --Ben, 17

"The book Saturday Night Dirt has been one of the best books I've read." --Hannah, 13

"I loved the book Saturday Night Dirt. Anyone who reads this book will change the way they look at dirt tracks forever." --Bethany, 13

"Saturday Night Dirt is a great book. I have never been a big racing fan, but even so, this was an awesome book. I can't wait for the next one." --Kyle, 14