Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Book Review: Hockey Angony

Hockey Agony
Category: Chapbooks for Tweens
Author: Donna McDine
Artist: Julie Hammond
Paperback ISBN: 9781616333607; 161633360X
eBook ISBN: 9781616333614; 1616333618
Price: $9.95 paperback / $5.00 e-book

Peer Pressure and Honesty many times go hand-in-hand.  What is Larry to do when his teammate asks him to cheat when he is given the responsibility to run the clock during the big hockey game?  Outwardly, it may seem he will follow suit, but his conscious tells him otherwise at the moment of truth.

Overall Thoughts:
We liked this fun, quick to read book about being a team player, peer pressure and honesty. Many kids today play sports or are on some type of team. We teach our kids to be a team player, but sometimes we forget to explain when not to be a team player, meaning when honesty is asked to take a backseat.

The life lessons kids will read about are not preachy and because this is a short read, makes this a perfect book for reluctant readers.

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