A Junior Library Guild Selection
Holland Delviss wants to be known for her talent as a hockey player, not a hockey player who happens to be a girl. But when her school team is selected to be featured and televised as part of HockeyFest, her status as the only girl on the boys’ team makes her the lead story. Not everyone is thrilled with Holland’s new fame, but there’s one person who fiercely supports her, and it’s the last person she expects (and definitely the last person she should be falling for): her bossy team captain, Wes.
About the Author
Sara Biren is the author of The Last Thing You Said and Cold Day in the Sun. She earned an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children. Visit her at sarabiren.com.
"Biren has created a romance that fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen should love."
— School Library Journal
"A fun romp of a teen romance via an exciting hockey season, this book has all the right ingredients—a spunky, multifaceted main character, a love interest who turns out to be a decent individual, and plenty of internal and external conflict . . . A teenage love story steamy enough to melt the ice in the rink."
— Kirkus Reviews
"A fun read that simultaneously puts the reader into the hockey world as an insider and an outsider . . . It's a last-act gut punch that really puts a spotlight on what female athletes have to deal with. A must-read for anyone who has had to defy expectations."
"Fans of White’s A Season of Daring Greatly will want to move from the baseball diamond to the hockey rink for this smart, charming sports read."
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books