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Skater Sister Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-05-25 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 9 user ratings
ISBN:0989996492
LANGUAGE:English

" This book was Amazing! I felt like I could relate to some of the things Karen went through. " said.

" A good book! Moved fast for my tastes but I still liked it!! A great unexpected read :) so glad I won this one off of good reads. Read this noon everyone! It's really good " said.

""Skater Sister" which I won from Goodreads Giveaways is a heart-warming coming-of -age story for teen readers. It begins when Karen Fensternmacher enters grade nine, the exciting transition overshadowed by her sister Penny's achievements academically and as a figure skating champion whose recognized as an Olympic medal hopeful. But Karen is not without talent; a budding artist, her creativity begins to be recognized. As she emerges from her feeling of inferiority, finding not only her own identity but romance, Karen discovers that her sister is not as perfect as she thought when facing a crushing defeat.

This enthralling narrative is set against the 2014 Winter Olympic trials and ends dramatically with the Ladies Figure Skating competition in Sochi. The plot is well-written and progresses steadily as the two talented siblings clash. This is a story of hope, love, friendship, kindness and loyalty amid jealousy, contention and seeming defeat. It brings messages about the strength of family bonds, about sibling rivalry, discovering self-worth and being valued for your own unique talent.

The characters are realistic with all their strengths and weaknesses. Karen is a typical teen endowed with artistic talent, but who struggles with self-esteem and is insecure living in her well-known sister's shadow. Penny Fensternmacker a born performer is self-confident, imperious and poised until she faces a crushing defeat. Of Karen's classmates, William Chang is a super intelligent, nice teen who's shy and nervous until an invitation to a Sadie Hawkins dance brings changes to his personality, while Jacob (Jake)Mannheimer is confident, talented and smart, until one night of drinking damages a coveted relationship. All these characters and more add to the energy and depth of this wonderful narrative.

"Skater Sister is a touching story, written with heart and compassion which I recommend to tweens and teens alike, especially those who love figure skating.
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