by Trevor Kew
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 17 Sep 2014 | Archive Date 10 May 2015
James Lorimer & Company, Lorimer Children & Teens
The "Helmets" and the "Gloves" have been cross-river rink rivals forever, so when the league decides to merge the two teams to represent their small B.C. town at a big invitational hockey tournament in Vancouver, Luke and his friends are furious. To make matters worse, the coach responsible for the merger is Luke's own father!
Nothing is going right for the newly formed Great River Vikings—they seem to be more willing to fight among themselves than to battle against their opponents.
It will take an outsider—a new kid from Quebec—to teach the locals the true meaning of sportsmanship and what it means to be winners for the hometown they represent.
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Average rating from 6 members
Bitter rivalry and bad blood makes for a nasty hockey rivalry between two sides of a river in remote British Columbia – and then Luke, the narrator, finds out that the two teams are going to have to join together and head to the Vancouver Invitational Hockey Tournament – a huge deal and an almost 12 hour bus trip away. Will they make one team – or will the bad blood continue and divide them so they don’t stand a prayer playing other teams in the Northwest? You HAVE to read this to find out – and you won’t be disappointed! This is one page turning, breathtaking, book – and believe me, you won’t be able to put it down for a second – so turn off your phone, hit the john, grab your snacks, and settle down to one great read!
This book is full of action. The characters are realistic and the situation they face is one that most young adult readers will be able to identify with and understand. I think this book is great for third grade and up readers. I think it will appeal to older readers who are reading below grade level.