Winter 2011 Kids' Next List
“When country girl Claire is scouted by a charismatic Russian skating coach, she goes from cow pond to Lake Placid, and from hicksville to potential stardom. But can Claire survive not just the hard work, but also the ultra-competitive 'mean girls on ice' she's suddenly up against? This one is for anyone who likes 'fish out of water' stories, 'a star is born' stories, or just plain fun stories.”
— Jennifer Laughran, Books Inc., San Francisco, CA
For Claire Boucher, life is all about skating on the frozen cow pond and working at her family's maple farm. But when a professional skating coach offers Claire a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with the elite skaters in Lake Placid, she's tossed into a competitive world of mean girls on ice. Can Claire find the strength to stand up to those who want her to fail?
About the Author
Kate Messner is the author of The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. She teaches junior high in New York, where she lives with her husband and two children.