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Hockey wars

The Hockey Wars

Written by Sam Lawrence and Ben Jackson

Millie and Cameron grew up together and shared many mutual interests. Some even thought them twins. In the small town of Dakota playing hockey
was a way of life for girls and boys. The girls and boys played on the same team for many years, but Millie has recently decided to form an all-female team. Now the Dragons and the newly formed Lightning team competed fiercely. The teams argued frequently over who would get to
practice at the ice at the pond after school. One day, the crisis could no longer be averted. The teams decided on a face-off game. Whoever won
that game would gain permanent access to the pond.

For the following week, both teams felt the tension. The author spends a
good amount of time describing the personalities of all the members of
both teams. Conflicting emotions erupt on both sides. In fact, many of
the boys and girls on either side like Violet and Linkin are clearly attracted to each other. A coming of age and peer relationship plotline is a crucial part of the tale.

Who will win the big game? Will the tension between the former teammates
be resolved? This chapter book with black and white pencil drawings is a
good choice for a beginning reader as well as middle-grade students. I think many adults will enjoy it as well.

Barbara Ann Mojica
Little Miss History

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