TITLE : HOCKEY AGONY
AUTHOR : DONNA M. McDINE
ILLUSTRATIONS BY : JULIE HAMMOND
PUBLICATION : GUARDIAN ANGEL PUBLISHING, INC.
Ladies and gentlemen I am back as promised with the award winning children's author Donna M.McDine's second book, Hockey Agony.
This story is of a young boy, Larry who has broken his leg and is no longer able to play ice hockey for his school Stony Point. His coach still wants him involved in the next match against Pearl River and makes him clock runner along with Matthew, who is from the opponent team. Before the match, Larry is asked by his team mate to cheat by shaving off a few seconds just in case it is required by their team.
Already having attitude and discipline problems and unsure of what to do, what does Larry do? Does he compromise and succumb to the pressure? Does he let his team win by fibbing or does he takes the path of honesty? Do read the book to find out.
The book beautifully captures the attitude and behavioral problems of children. It is a good book with good art work done by Julie Hammond.
As all Donna M. McDine's books, that I have reviewed, this book also imparts important lessons to children regarding honesty and behavior.
The book comes highly recommended.