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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 176
Themes: Hockey, Russia, temptation
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2006
Fry Reading Level: 3.8
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It's the All-Star team, made up of the WHL's young hockey players, just one short step away from the NHL. Their goal is to beat the Russian All-Stars in a best-of-seven series to be shown as a television special. Hog Burnell, one of the biggest and toughest players in the league, is happy to be part of it. He could use the money that would come with a series win by the WHL All-Stars. At the very worst, it's a free vacation to Russia. It doesn't take Hog long to discover there's plenty more money to be made along the way...if he's willing to pay the price for it.

TeensReadToo.com - May 28, 2007
"A thrilling story that will pull you in and not let you out until the book is over."
CM Magazine - March 1, 2007
"A very well-written novel, with a plot complex enough to appeal to many young readers...Recommended."

Awards

CCBC Our Choice  | 2007 | Commended