BRAiN RiDE is a first-person story told from the view of two teenage boys, Jason and Logan. After a horrific bike accident, Logan is left with a serious brain injury. Although his change in mental capacity has put a strain on their brother-like relationship, they train together for an important bike race across the state. Aided by a teacher, they set out to keep moving from their past and maybe earn some money for Logan’s medical bills.
Angela Prusia’s story is believable. The main characters are basically your everyday teenagers who love music and sports. The story has realistic settings, characters, and themes. I enjoyed the humorous aspects of the book, and the illustrations are very clever. However, if you are an easily depressed reader, I would advise against reading this book, as things do go downhill occasionally in the storyline. Even though there is some questionable language, I would recommend this story to teenagers.