Book Title: On Thin Ice 2 (Skate School)

Details: Author: Woodward, Kay

Reading Age: 11 - 13

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780746099261

Number of pages: 240

Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 1.6 cm

Retail Price: €7.49

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A light, enjoyable read, the new Skate School series holds its own against other entries in the

'boarding school' genre. It is sufficiently skating-savvy to appeal to knowledgeable skaters without confusing non-skaters. Though there are several boys featured, the story's focus is on Frankie, and a hint of romance will likely ensue. --iSkate Magazine

With writing as fresh and clean as the ice on which her plucky heroine leaps and twirls to success, Kay Woodward's story of a boarding school nestled in the Swiss mountains, where Olympic hopefuls are trained as world-beating figure-skaters, is a genuine delight, and very much more Noel Streatfeild (Ballet Shoes) than Francine Pascal (Sweet Valley High). All the elements you would expect to find in a ripping yarn for gels are there: a homely but good-hearted central character whose natural talent has yet to be nurtured; an exotic mentor with a chilly exterior but mysteriously passionate past; a spoiled, vain, unprincipled rival - and of course, a glittering prize to be won through determination and Doing The Right Thing. Yet somehow, Skate School manages to be original, non-clichéd, entertaining, and totally up-to-date. Cool! --Teach Primary

'Ice Princess was a brilliant book. It focused on the main character Frankie trying to achieve her dream of becoming... an ice princess. This author was new to me, since I don't think I've ever read anything by her. I definitely think I'll be buying the next in the series, On Thin Ice, because this book was brilliant - one of the best books I've ever read! I rate this book...5/5!' --Chicklish Blog review Product Description

Frankie fears her dreams of ice-skating stardom are over when a skiing injury means she's unable to enter the World Junior Championships. So, when Frankie is matched with Paul - another injured-skater - for the Pairs Competition, Frankie is delighted. But this is no match made in heaven. Paul's reluctance to share the spotlight makes teamwork virtually impossible, and his fierce ambition appears to be masking a deeper worry. If only Frankie could be paired with tall, talented Dylan - when they skate together, Frankie feels like a perfect 6.0. Skating in synch with Paul is tough enough, so when he suggests spicing up their routine with a stunning - but notoriously difficult - skating move, Frankie's concerned. While it's guaranteed to grab attention, Frankie fears that if they fail on the ice people will be talking about them for all the wrong reasons. What's more, Paul insists they keep this a secret from their coach, and following Frankie's maverick moves in last year's routine, she's already skating on thin ice. Ultimately, Paul's mad desire for victory could even get them kicked out of Skate School. Frankie's a strong skater with a big personality - but is she strong enough to stand up to Paul?