Published by Dial Books
Summary: Henry Holton’s family loves hockey so much that the kids teethe on hockey pucks, their dog is named Gretzky and their mom drives a Zamboni to work. It’s a foregone conclusion that Henry will put on a pair of skates as soon as he can walk. When he does, sure enough, he is a fabulous skater. But the whole hockey thing feels wrong to him, and he can’t figure out why until the day he sees a poster for an ice dance show. From then on, all he wants is skates with toe picks. No one will listen to him until his grandmother (six-time MVP in the Silver Skates League) shows him a picture of herself as a figure skater. She gave it all up the first time she picked up a hockey stick and knew that was the thing for her. She gives Henry her old skates to try. When his parents see him, they know he is destined to be a figure skater.
Pros: A fun story for the hockey-obsessed youth of Massachusetts, all about being true to yourself. The part about his grandmother giving up figure skating for hockey was a great and unexpected twist.
Cons: Other than that plot twist, a bit predictable.