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Hockey Wars by @AuthorsBen_Sam is a Must-Read and I Loved All the Characters! #bookreview #hockey #k
Title: Hockey Wars
Author: Ben Jackson and Sam Lawrence
Genre: Children’s Fiction, Hockey
When hockey and friendship collide!
An old friendship is pushed to its limits as Millie and Cameron face off against each other in a grudge match to finally see who’s got the best hockey team in Dakota.
Millie and Cameron grew up as close as any two friends could be, playing together on the same hockey team and hanging out together after school. However, when the hockey team was split between boys and girls, their friendship began to change, and not for the better.
Now, Millie and Cameron are rivals, playing against each other to finally settle who has the best hockey team, boys or girls?
In the town of Dakota, hockey is a part of life, like breathing. For Millie and Cameron, this couldn’t be truer. Not too long ago, Millie, Cameron and all their friends played on the same team. But ever since Mille created her own all-girls team, a rivalry was born. There’s only one place to skate and practice in town and whichever team gets there first, gets it for the day. A challenge is put to the two teams: the team who wins the game Friday night gets to practice at the pond for the rest of the year. It’s the Lightning versus the Hurricanes and the battle of the sexes begins. Will the friendships survive this rivalry or will the Dakota Hockey War erase years of friendship?
Hockey Wars is a delightful story about friendship, competition, growing up and of course, playing hockey. Well-written with a full cast of lovable characters with realistic POVs, this is a story any kid will be able to relate to. I give credit to Ben and Sam for giving Millie and the other girls different personalities with varying strengths and weaknesses. Millie’s fierce competitiveness was an added plus. So many books nowadays don’t have girls getting mad, angry and going after what they want but Hockey Wars has that throughout the story. It rings true to real life and how kids really act.
I highly recommend this book to anyone whose kid plays hockey (or any sport really). There’re valuable lessons about the right way to play and live life. The best part is that it’s not preachy, so kids will soak it all in. Best children’s book I’ve read in ages!
Favorite Character/Quote: But looking out across the ice at all of her friends’ smiling faces, she had to admit. Some things were even more important than hockey.
My Rating: 5+ stars
Buy it now:
Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/1988656249/
Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1988656249/
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1988656249/
Barnes & Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hockey-wars-sam-lawrence/1129525488
Ben Jackson was born in Tasmania, Australia and is a successful indie author that has been writing for over four years. Ben is married to Sam Lawrence, and together they specialize in self-publishing children’s books. They have been married for several years and have traveled together between Australia and Canada. Ben is also a freelance writer that specializes in writing website content for businesses and a wide variety of different articles. They have published a series of children’s books called My Little Fart, as well as If I Was A Caterpillar and several other non-fiction books.
Sam Lawrence was born and raised in Ontario, Canada and has traveled extensively in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She has successfully founded and operates a self-publishing company, Indie Publishing Group, that specializes in helping indie authors self-publish their books. She grew up playing hockey and still plays in a recreational league. Sam is the proud mother of two boys and enjoys volunteering with the London Lacrosse Association.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N