Rebel Glory (Orca Sports) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-06-08 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 3 user ratings

" Good book, just like all the others by Sigmund Brouwer. " said.

" This was a fun read with my kids. " said.

" As usual, this is the great teen fiction that one expects from Sigmund Brouwer. He hits the nail on the head every time.If you have a reluctant reader on your hands (particularly kids interested in sports), give them this series. " said.

"Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for

The backdrop of REBEL GLORY is the world of junior hockey in Canada. Craig plays for the Red Deer Rebels. If he can help take them to the playoffs, his chances of making his way into the NHL would be almost guaranteed. Craig's entire focus is hockey, and when the team's performance begins to slip, he worries that his dreams will amount to nothing.

The Red Deer Rebels are suddenly plagued by bad luck. One player finds his hockey gear infested with cockroaches, a game on the road is jeopardized by not one, but two flat tires, and team uniforms are mistakenly washed with fiberglass insulation, causing itchy rashes that distract the players during the game. Craig begins to realize that many other incidents seem to be pointing to some sort of team sabotage.

Sigmund Brouwer provides an inside view of junior hockey and one player's determination to save not just his own career, but his entire team's reputation. REBEL GLORY is written in a fast-paced style and at a comfortable reading level that will attract even the most reluctant readers.
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"Craig plays for a select high school hockey team in Canada, where apparently players come from all over and are put up with local families. The team is doing well until a series of unfortunate incidents affect their performance on the ice. Roaches and fiberglass insulation are put into uniforms, skates are sabotaged, and when wallets are stolen and end up in Craig's duffel bag, he is suspended. Instead of returning home, he enlists the help of a cute girl who reports for the school paper, and they uncover a plot to keep the team from winning.
Strengths: If you ever have students interested in hockey who are also reluctant readers, this is a MUST purchase, if only for the first chapter, which includes the roaches in the uniform scene. In fact, this book was so humorous and fast paced, but with a dangerous mystery, that I may recommend it to a football playing picky reader in the fall. I have a lot of Orca books by this author.
Weaknesses: The pages of these are tiny, and the prebinding makes the white space at the edges minute. I know that Orca tries to provide inexpensive books for reluctant readers, but these are the readers who are particularly sensitive to how a book is formatted and how words appear on the page. I wish they were more the size and formatting of Rich Wallace's Southside Sports books.
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" I read this aloud to my 5 year old who loves hockey. It’s a little dated now with all the rule changes (like the elimination of tie games). It held his attention, had a good mystery and a satisfying if predictable ending. " said.

" Good book, just like all the others by Sigmund Brouwer. " said.

" This was a fun read with my kids. " said.

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