Invited to try out for a beginning university women's hockey team, 19-year-old Isabel Norris approaches campus life and the raucous team relationships with trepidation.
It doesn't take her long to display her prodigious hockey skills, and as the year progresses the camaraderie of the other girls on the team draws her in tighter and tighter. Ed,the arena's zamboni driver, who had played hockey with Isabel's father, fills her in on what he was like, while Jacob's tender love and a teammate's wrenching loss both pull at Isabel's heart. In this coming of age novel, Isabel, who has always lived with the ghost of her famous hockey father, has to decide if she wants to commit to hockey.
This book creates vivid scenes that will jog your gender stereotypes and make you think again about how we encourage young adults to live their own dreams.
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