Based on a true story. [They do have sex, but it is not described past the point that the author states that they are having sex, and the male is putting on a condom. Summary: Because 300 years of issues don't just disappear, no matter how much magic you have. To see what your friends thought of this book. 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. Middle Grade books are defiantly not my cup of tea. 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! The author provides many details on how Ked puts the engine and bike together, and how close he comes to succeeding. The whole story was interesting and move along nicely. Although he has gotten used to it, it still hurts, and now that his best friends seem to have abandoned him for the more popular people, it's pretty hard to handle. What made this one even better was the depth of the story and the topics is touched on that I wasnt expecting. Though clearly accomplished, she is also painfully awkward socially, getting lost in the music even after it's over. 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. All of these are interwoven with hockey and a town where boys hockey takes center stage. I found it disconcerting too, a chapter will start off on one subject and then veer into a different one. Up in the sky,Lina's Granddad has decided to invite her mischievous cousin Jack Frost to give Lina extra tutorials in Winterheart magic. On Thin Ice is a relatable read for many middle-grade kids in different ways. Brooke feels like she’s losing it…until she finds Juniper Falls hockey. For a small investment and much labor, he buys a minibike that needs to be reconstructed, and plans to sell it. 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Things are bleak for Ked: living in a small, withering town, a mom who's left, a dad who's just gambled away the rent money, and a rare condition that's gradually turning him into a hunchback (and outcast) in the hellish social landscape of seventh grade. I'm also not. 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. 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. Highly recommended. “ [E]verything you subtract adds up,” 12-year-old Ked Eakins—aka “Freakins”—remarks, summarizing his life till seventh grade. ISBN: 0425198847 Skating Coach Antonia Wright calls 24/7 Sports Network researcher Rebecca “Bex” Levy to inform her that student is the best young skater in America. I thought I was getting into a sweet, YA romance that would deal with some harder things (the blurb does mention a hazing thing gone wrong), but mostly skirt over the real issue and ultimately end up being a quick read. 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. Lots of sad things happening, didn't see any reason/hope to root for him. The Amazon Book Review Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. It has a child with a disability that is often not represented and plays to the kids who are mechanically inclined. This is the 3rd book in the Juniper Falls series. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic's obsession. This story was excellent. I was extremely proud of the way the young people in this story banded together to try to fight the corruption and unethical behavior of their coaching staff. Like so many youngsters out there, Ked is skating on thin ice. I loved the ending and the imperfections of all the characters. Now, I'm not complaining about spending all day reading, I'm just saying I wasn't expecting it. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic's obsession. Have I mentioned how much I love this series?? 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. It's not just that his home life has changed dramatically, either. A boy, trying all by himself to save his family, all the while being bullied by everyone at school. Well done Julie Cross, this was a great read. 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. The climactic scene in which Ked and his bully Landrover work together to escape the icy lake is action-packed, turning a realistic story on its head by adding a survival scene. 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. The author makes it clear just how desperate certain circumstances can make individuals, prompting them to behave in ways they never would have otherwise. Her characters always come with quirky personalities and I just can’t resist them. ", 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?). With her mother’s downward spiral into depression Brooke turns to hockey to take her mind of her troubles and joins the brand new girls hockey team. It has a child with a disability that is often not represented and plays to the kids who are mechanically inclined. 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. 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. The only thing for certain is that what she discovers will change her life - and her community's - forever. Life is finally starting to feel normal again when an envelope arrives in the mail--addressed in her sister's handwriting. 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. Welcome back. Can he find a way to raise the rent money? Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic's obsession. Boy was I wrong. But when things don't work out, he comes up with a foolhardy plan and almost loses his life. Although the main themes are not new to. Ked Eakins is dreading middle school. This wasnt just another YA romance where new girl meets handsome popular boy and they live happily ever after. Read it now. Police Chief Jesse Stone finds himself in trouble with the Town Council when he inadvertently becomes involved in a shoot-out on a Boston street. Northrop, Michael. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published This is my first Michael Northrop book. This book shows perseverance when Ked is having a hard time in his life. They look out the window to frozen Chickadee Lake to observe what appear to be inebriated men leaving their ice-fishing shanty. Also, the ending was a bit abrupt. February 26th 2019 Brooke’s life has fallen apart and she’s been uprooted from Texas to her grandmother’s home in Juniper Falls. Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought Welcome back. When Brooke Parker’s father goes to jail, she and her mother return to her mom’s home town to live with her grandmother. And the note inside claims she is still alive. Brooke’s life has fallen apart and she’s been uprooted from Texas to her grandmother’s home in Juniper Falls. 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. Recommended for a wide variety of readers in grades 4-6, but especially boys, who will be pleasantly surprised by this multifaceted story. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published 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. For over three years he followed scientists from a wide range of disciplines at work in the Arctic, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Europe and the United States. So, if you, like me, are on the fence about it being the third book in a series you haven't read yet? :) I read it in a couple of segments between visiting classes at the local middle school (where I was giving booktalks). by Scholastic. Ked Eakins is dreading middle school. She's also the author of Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, and many more to come! Patsy then turns to dealing drugs and becomes addicted to crystal meth. He is bullied at school and his mother has left him and his father. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic's obsession. So, if you, like me, are on the fence about it being the third book in a series you haven't read yet? What would he be willing to lose? What can Ked do? 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. I have always told my students that you never know what is going on in other people's lives. 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. All Hollywood movies (and even most so-called "independent" films) that reach the public have budgets in the millions of dollars. At the end, there is a good ending which is the best part for me. This book shows perseverance when Ked is having a hard time in his life. In fact, it wasn't until the very end when I put together which couples the previous books revolved around. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. More than just a heart-stopping adventure narrative, however, On Thin Ice offers an intimate and haunting look at the rapidly changing face of the Arctic due to global climate change. Ked is very relatable and I appreciated the themes the book touched on. This book reminded me a lot of Death By Toilet Paper. 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. The conclusion is wrapped up a little too neatly, as well. I was so excited when I heard the series would be continuing with On Thin Ice and the yummy Jake Hammond. I was completely obsessed with this book from page one. The movies are based on the best-selling series of books by Robert B. Parker. Most of the characters are boys so maybe this one will appeal to boys well. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic's obsession. This value set includes ten copies of the book. To quote Jake: "....the adults in charge of our program failed us. 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. Hockey captain, Jake Hammond, is tasked with helping coach the new girl’s hockey team after being injured during a hazing ritual. Even Ked, maybe especially Ked, realizes that his assumptions about his friends just might not be true, after all. 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. But the path to success is thwarted by his nemesis, Landrover Jones, who picks on him because of his back and just because he can. Solid teen voice, and plenty of details about rebuilding an engine and using a makerspace. The progress made by the characters over the arc of the novel is hopeful but not unbelievable – Ked eventually makes headway with some friends, even changing the dynamic with his bully, but it’s not entirely a fairy tale ending. This is an engaging, moving, and sympathetic story. On Thin Ice is a YA sports romance, the third book in the Juniper Falls trilogy, by Julie Cross. ON THIN ICE's first rerelease cover. This story is a great example of this. I kind of devoured it. Although the main themes are not new to juvenile fiction, the story includes some situations that are particular to low income and struggling families. This was an interesting read. Thin Ice Irene Hannon Book Summary: After losing her parents in a car accident and her sister to a house fire, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. I enthusiastically say, go for it! Ked is a kid who’s facing an embarrassing health condition, a gambling parent, the struggles of living in a dying factory town, a mom who left home, and the more typical challenges of fitting in as friendships shift. In the past twenty years alone, the world population of polar bears has shrunk by half. Be the first to ask a question about On Thin Ice. Thank you netgalley for an arc in exchange for my honest opinion. This was not what the blurb lead me to believe. In the city of Juniper Falls hockey reigns supreme. When Brooke Parker’s father goes to jail, she and her mother return to her mom’s home town to live with her grandmother. Each book in the series features a different McGregor brother. 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. Ashley Anowiak is in search of a murderous polar bear that may be real or mythical. Beth Rivers is on the run - she's doing the only thing she could think of to keep herself safe. Ked Eakins aka Freakins just lost his last lunch buddy. 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. Instead of a hockey romance this is about bullying, harrassment, and standing up for what is right. The third book talked about stuff that happened in the other books and there are characters that appear in each one. Did not finish - made it about halfway. Life hasn't exactly been a picnic for Ked Eakins in Norton, Maine. Beth Rivers is on the run - she's doing the only thing she could think of to keep herself safe. 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. It’s also a novel that I’ve been highly anticipating ever since finishing Breaking the Ice last year. 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. In the city of Juniper Falls hockey reigns supreme. So just know that there is some darkness in here that isn't shown in the blurb. Middle schooler Ked has some serious troubles to handle - from his spinal deformity to school bullies to his dad's gambling problem. The book is, not surprisingly, a very good one. It symbolizes the difficulties Ked is going through like being behind on rent and having no one to talk to. What can Ked do? 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. 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?). 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. 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. Urgent and stirring, On Thin Ice is both a celebration and a rallying cry on behalf of one of earth’s greatest natural treasures. I really loved and appreciated this book and am glad to feature it on our upcoming podcast. Her mother is a shell of the person she used to be and Brooke feels totally on her own in this hockey-obsessed town. This was a slow start for me, but once I hit the halfway point, it was hard to put down. 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. I would hand this one to 5th-7th graders for sure. Refresh and try again. I had no idea what the book was about, just that Michael Northrop wrote it and I like his books. School is suddenly no longer a safe haven, his former best friends have abandoned him, and his dad has gambled away their rent. Of course, she also never expected to lose her dad. I've seen some complaints about it being too mechanical in regards to the tinkering with the motorbike, but I don't think those chapters detracted from the overall story at all. Refresh and try again. I want to say that I don’t expect YAs to be occasionally deep with beautifully poetic writing and lovably (or at least toleratedly) flawed. When you think of “thin ice”, what thoughts come to mind? Now Ked learns that his father has gambled most of their rent money and they might be homeless soon. In fact, it wasn't until the very end when I put together which couples the previous books revolved around. It discusses loss and the struggle of mental health, the power of finding your voice and speaking up. On Thin Ice July 30th 2019 by Scholastic E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Ked Eakins lives in the small town of Norton, where the major manufacturing plants are seeing hard times. Ked Eakins is known by most at his middle school as Freak. 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