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STRASSER, Todd. Take Off. Bk. #1. 303p. ISBN 0-689-87029-9. LC 2003114110. --. Cut Back. 305p. ISBN 0-689-87030-2. LC 2003115438.
ea vol: (Impact Zone Series). S & S/Pulse. 2004. pap. $5.99.
Gr 8 Up--These books follow a summer in the life of Kai, a 15-year-old who has been forced to live with his con-artist father and dim-witted stepbrother ever since his mother died in a car accident. In Take Off, Kai arrives in the coastal town of Sun Haven (near New York City), where his father plans to set up yet another T-shirt store to scam tourists. He is immediately drawn to the ocean, which brings back memories, both pleasant and painful, of his surfing experiences …