It has a child with a disability that is often not represented and plays to the kids who are mechanically inclined. My issue was that I felt like I was missing some info. All Hollywood movies (and even most so-called "independent" films) that reach the public have budgets in the millions of dollars. Ked Eakins aka Freakins just lost his last lunch buddy. I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic's obsession. Thin Ice A Mystery (Book) : Shelton, Paige : Beth Rivers is on the run - she's doing the only thing she could think of to keep herself safe. With the support of his teacher, Mr. Feig-a kind man who seems clueless as to how to deal with bullies--he stays after school to work on his project while another classmate, Esme, who seems to hate him for no good reason, does the same. Patsy then turns to dealing drugs and becomes addicted to crystal meth. Thin Ice A Mystery (Book) : Shelton, Paige : Beth Rivers is on the run - she's doing the only thing she could think of to keep herself safe. His father has a gambling addiction and his job has been reduced to part-time. Have I mentioned how much I love this series?? What normally would've taken me 3 -4 ish hours to finish - even with as many pages as this book has, took probably doub. It's also hard to keep track of the chronology. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic's obsession. This book shows perseverance when Ked is having a hard time in his life. On Thin Ice (Book) : Krulik, Nancy E. : In two stories, a magic wind changes Katie Carew into Olympic skating star Kerry Gaffigan, and then into Kerry's boyfriend, a famous snowboarder who is in town to film a commercial. As punishment he has to be the assistant coach to the girls hockey team and finds himself drawn to Brooke, a girl who has obviously never played hockey but has some serious talent. I have read all of the companion books to this one in the Juniper Falls series by Julie Cross and this one far exceeded all the rest ( which I enjoyed quite a bit). I just found it a difficult to swallow that a kid with no experience rebuilding an engine could get it right on the first try. The third book talked about stuff that happened in the other books and there are characters that appear in each one. Juniper Falls girls’ hockey, that is. Thin Ice is a great addition to the Men of Valor series, but can be read as a stand alone novel, as well. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What can Ked do? Ked Eakin is coping with more than his share of misfortune - a father with a gambling problem, an absent mother, a progressive spinal condition that causes him to have a large "hump" on his back, fading friendships and 7th grade bullies, for starters - but more urgent than all of that is making rent. Brooke feels like she’s losing it…until she finds Juniper Falls hockey. Ashley Anowiak is in search of a murderous polar bear that may be real or mythical. Based on a true story. Joining the new girl’s hockey team means she’s seeing a lot more of Jake and her determination to keep her head down and just get by doesn’t. But when things don't work out, he comes up with a foolhardy plan and almost loses his life. Welcome back. Read it now. Thin Ice A Mystery (Book) : Shelton, Paige : First in a new series set in Alaska from beloved cozy author Paige Shelton, Thin Ice will chill your bones. Ked’s story, though very specific in its use of the rare medical condition kyphosis and a host of family issues, will speak to many readers through its themes of family, friendship, and struggling to fit in. February 26th 2019 This wasnt just another YA romance where new girl meets handsome popular boy and they live happily ever after. In spite of its name, no one in the tiny troubled hamlet of Nanurtalik "the place with polar b I think of a cold uncomfortable rough situation. What normally would've taken me 3 -4 ish hours to finish - even with as many pages as this book has, took probably double that. Ice hockey, scintillating romance, heartbreaking family troubles, strong friendship and a soul searching story about standing up for what’s right, On Thin Ice has all the pieces to create a captivating story which I devoured. Jake Hammond, captain of the Varsity boys hockey team, finds himself on the wrong side of the law when a 100 year old hockey tradition goes wrong. Beth Rivers is on the run - she's doing the only thing she could think of to keep herself safe. On Thin Ice An Epic Final Quest Into the Melting Arctic (Book) : Larsen, Eric : In March 2014, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters set out to traverse nearly 500 miles across the melting Arctic Ocean, unsupported, from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole. Her mother is a shell of the person she used to be and Brooke feels totally on her own in this hockey-obsessed town. Full disclosure: I didn't realize that this was the third book in a series when I picked it up, but I'm happy to say that it reads like a true standalone. It discusses loss and the struggle of mental health, the power of finding your voice and speaking up. I had no idea what the book was about, just that Michael Northrop wrote it and I like his books. To add insult to injury, Ked discovers that his father's gambling addiction is out of control, and they don't have the money for the current month's ren. Beth Rivers is on the run - she's doing the only thing she could think of to keep herself safe. This story was excellent. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic's obsession. We’d love your help. It has Ellis' trademarks of thorough research (there is a typical Ellis bibliography, running 26 pages) and good writing. I'm also not. Her magic is still under wraps,she hangs out with BFF Claudia every day,and soon their class is taking a field trip to see penguins at the city aquarium! Highly recommended. I enthusiastically say, go for it! When you think of “thin ice”, what thoughts come to mind? Each book in the series features a different McGregor brother. The book is an uneasy melange of climatology, human interest stories, mountaineering adventure and the history of ancient civilizations. I really loved and appreciated this book and am glad to feature it on our upcoming podcast. I read book one in this series and felt that the middle dragged out a bit, that was 100% not the case with this book. When she witnesses a hazing ritual that goes too far, she has local hockey star Jake Hammond seeking her out asking for her silence. If his others are like this one, I'll probably check out some of his previous titles. I believe the author chose “Thin Ice” as the title of this story because it represents the struggles of the main character Ked. One gets the sense that he … Short Summary This accident-prone alligator slips and slides through a winter day, dodging snow balls and skating on thin ice! After being held in a van for three days by her kidnapper, Levi Brooks, Beth managed to escape, and until he is captured, she's got to get away. He decides to make his own gamble to try to improve his situation, but the odds are against him all on his own with a bully constantly dogging him. His father only works part time, and his mother has left the family because of the father's gambling. ON THIN ICE's original cover. In addition, Ked has been living with a rare spinal deformation that he feels is making him social repellent in addition to the school bully's favorite target. To quote Jake: "....the adults in charge of our program failed us. On Thin Ice is a YA sports romance, the third book in the Juniper Falls trilogy, by Julie Cross. Although the hazing incident was successfully covered up and scandal was averted, Jake decides that he cannot remain silent any longer and his teammates rally behind him. When Ked finds out his dad can’t make rent and may not have a home, he tries to take matters into his own hands, and the reader is left guessing how- or if- this quick-paced story will work out in the end. As his father places all his bets on predicting when the ice will break, Ked comes up with his own money-making scheme. by Scholastic. In the past twenty years alone, the world population of polar bears has shrunk by half. We are made by history.” So, this January, as we celebrate Martin Luther King... To see what your friends thought of this book, Ked’s story, though very specific in its use of the rare medical condition kyphosis and a host of family issues, will speak to many readers through its themes of family, friendship, and struggling to fit in. Welcome back. Full disclosure: I didn't realize that this was the third book in a series when I picked it up, but I'm happy to say that it reads like a true standalone. I would recommend this to most middle school kids. It’s perhaps a little too early to talk, so while she’s dealing with a morning-voice rasp, Beverly Jenkins is doing what she has to... Brooke Parker never expected to find herself in the tiny town of Juniper Falls, Minnesota. Middle Grade Retellings of Classic Novels, New African American Histories and Biographies to Read Now. When he finds out that his dad is months behind on rent and counting on a bet to be able to pay up, Ked takes matters into his own hands and steals money from his dad to buy a Road Rokkit minibike that he plans to fix up and sell. This is a huge problem since he needs to use the tools available in the school maker space. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic's obsession. I found it disconcerting too, a chapter will start off on one subject and then veer into a different one. Refresh and try again. The book is, not surprisingly, a very good one. The protagonist is bright but vulnerable, and is able to examine the greater implications of his actions. This was a slow start for me, but once I hit the halfway point, it was hard to put down. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic's obsession. Brooke’s life has fallen apart and she’s been uprooted from Texas to her grandmother’s home in Juniper Falls. Thin Ice A Mystery (Book) : Shelton, Paige : First in a new series set in Alaska from beloved cozy author Paige Shelton, Thin Ice will chill your bones. The conclusion is wrapped up a little too neatly, as well. A lot of the books I'm putting back are ones that I've read too . After being held in a van for three days by her kidnapper, Levi Brooks, Beth managed to escape, and until he is captured, she's got to get away. by Entangled: Teen. It is a fantastically told story, but because it delves deeper than I antcipated, it took me longer to get though. I was completely obsessed with this book from page one. Imogen St Pierre is a musical prodigy, a classical pianist touring the international concert halls in a trio with her father and grandfather. Ked is very relatable and I appreciated the themes the book touched on. He can use the school's makerspace to fix it - if he can survive the bullies and the mean goth girl and awkward encounters with one of his old. School is suddenly no longer a safe haven, his former best friends have abandoned him, and his dad has gambled away their rent. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This wasnt just another YA romance where new girl meets handsome popular boy and they live happily ever after. I kind of devoured it. Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin's Press). This value set includes ten copies of the book. It symbolizes the difficulties Ked is going through like being behind on rent and having no one to talk to. With Eric Stanze, Jeremy Wallace, David Berliner, Tony Bridges. I was surprised by how much I liked this. It does not impact my review. They look out the window to frozen Chickadee Lake to observe what appear to be inebriated men leaving their ice-fishing shanty. The polar bear is the largest modern land predator, albeit one that spends significant time in the water and depends on the marine food web. What made this one even better was the depth of the story and the topics is touched on that I wasnt expecting. Directed by Jason Christ, Todd Tevlin. and lower middle school children that highlights differences. They were inoffensive enough, I suppose, but didn't possess much by way of personalities, let alone swoonworthy romantic chemistry. Julie Cross continues her Juniper Falls series with On Thin Ice, a young adult, sports romance that perfectly blends first love angst, a dash suspense and a sprinkle of exciting hockey. What would he be willing t. Ked used to have friends, but then he discovered that he had a progressive spinal disorder and as his body began to bend his friends slowly backed away (or did he?). At the end, there is a good ending which is the best part for me. Ked Eakins is dreading middle school. He discovers that there is more to life then hockey as he gets to know the new girl, Brooke Parker. Now Ked learns that his father has gambled most of their rent money and they might be homeless soon. This book shows perseverance when Ked is having a hard time in his life. The other couples in the other books do show up in this one, and I liked them so much I will probably go back and read the other ones. He can use the school's makerspace to fix it - if he can survive the bullies and the mean goth girl and awkward encounters with one of his old friends. In the city of Juniper Falls hockey reigns supreme. Or for her mom to lose herself. In addition, Ked has been living with a rare spinal deformation that he feels is making him social repellent in addition to the school bully's favorite target. Her mother is a shell of the person she used to be and Brooke feels totally on her own in this hockey-obsessed town. It wasn't because it was a bad book, quite the opposite. The conversational text employs authentic dialog and pop culture references, such as Star Wars and superheroes, that will appeal to middle grade readers; using a first-person narrative structure gives kids a window into what it’s like to be shunned by the majority of your classmates for a physical deformity. What can Ked do? In recent years climate science has come under increasing attack, so concerned geologist Simon Lamb grabbed his camera and set out to explore the inside story of climate research. Ked Eakins aka Freakins just lost his last lunch buddy. Although the main themes are not new to juvenile fiction, the story includes some situations that are particular to low income and struggling families. The whole story was interesting and move along nicely. Still, On Thin Ice is an ode, not an elegy: Ellis reminds us that the extinction of the polar bear—and the disappearance of our ice caps—is not inevitable. I’ve not come back to Julie Cross’s Juniper Falls series in a while and to dive back into high school/college sports is still a change from what I’m used to. ON THIN ICE by Michael Northrop ‧ RELEASE DATE: July 30, 2019 A boy with a rare spinal deformity makes a desperate bet to keep his home. A hard but compelling read, the protagonist is going though a tough time and the author does not white wash the situation: bullying, gambling, separated parents, and a rare disorder that would be embarrassing for anyone let alone someone in middle school. Refresh and try again. We all deal with those challenges in our own ways. He is bullied at school and his mother has left him and his father. Brooke and Jake share a terrible secret: Jake takes the fall for a near fatal drowning during a hazing incident for the freshman hockey players on their high school team. First off, I have to be honest here, I don't think the blurb was accurately written. ", Ked used to have friends, but then he discovered that he had a progressive spinal disorder and as his body began to bend his friends slowly backed away (or did he?). So just know that there is some darkness in here that isn't shown in the blurb. Lots of sad things happening, didn't see any reason/hope to root for him. On Thin Ice December 1, 2002 Rereleased October 1, 2012 Zebra Books ISBN: 082176845X. Did not finish - made it about halfway. Don't think my MS students would like it, either, with the exception of those looking for "sad books" - which happens more than you think. Thin Ice A Mystery (Book) : Shelton, Paige : "Beth Rivers is on the run - she's doing the only thing she could think of to keep herself safe. 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