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The Great Bike Race
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Jo-Anne Mary Benson
CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Throughout the narrative, Stinson allows readers to observe demonstrations of loyalty and friendship as well as fun and competitiveness. Stinson beautifully captures the excitement and enthusiasm that takes place at a small town celebration and everyone’s involvement. Through Amanda’s character, one can subtly appreciate some of the difficulties a deaf person encounters. Amanda, however, is portrayed as a very strongly motivated and determined young lady. While people sometimes do not get along, the characters of David and Lennox show that individuals can respect each other’s differences.