I did think the female characters were rather one dimensional. This book reminded me a lot of Death By Toilet Paper. July 30th 2019 Thin Ice Irene Hannon Book Summary: After losing her parents in a car accident and her sister to a house fire, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. Just to be clear, my rating has almost nothing to do with Jake and Brooke's romantic journey. School is suddenly no longer a safe haven, his former best friends have abandoned him, and his dad has gambled away their rent. Imogen St Pierre is a musical prodigy, a classical pianist touring the international concert halls in a trio with her father and grandfather. Ked Eakin is coping with more than his share of misfortune - a father with a gambling problem, an absent mother, a progressive spinal condition that causes him to have a large "hump" on his back, fading friendships and 7th grade bullies, for starters - but more urgent than all of that is making rent. Now Ked learns that his father has gambled most of their rent money and they might be homeless soon. Ked Eakins aka Freakins just lost his last lunch buddy. I think of a cold uncomfortable rough situation. I had no idea what the book was about, just that Michael Northrop wrote it and I like his books. Being poor is like always being in math class.”. I was so excited when I heard the series would be continuing with On Thin Ice and the yummy Jake Hammond. More than just a heart-stopping adventure narrative, however, On Thin Ice offers an intimate and haunting look at the rapidly changing face of the Arctic due to global climate change. Beth Rivers is on the run - she's doing the only thing she could think of to keep herself safe. Julie Cross scores a hat trick with the third book in the Juniper Falls series, ON THIN ICE. When Brooke Parker’s father goes to jail, she and her mother return to her mom’s home town to live with her grandmother. It discusses loss and the struggle of mental health, the power of finding your voice and speaking up. What would he be willing to lose? On Thin Ice (Book) : Krulik, Nancy E. : In two stories, a magic wind changes Katie Carew into Olympic skating star Kerry Gaffigan, and then into Kerry's boyfriend, a famous snowboarder who … On Thin Ice is the romantic and sensational third book in the Juniper Falls series. What made this one even better was the depth of the story and the topics is touched on that I wasnt expecting. It discusses loss and the struggle of mental health, the power of finding yo. Don't think my MS students would like it, either, with the exception of those looking for "sad books" - which happens more than you think. This book shows perseverance when Ked is having a hard time in his life. What can Ked do? With Eric Stanze, Jeremy Wallace, David Berliner, Tony Bridges. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic's obsession. Ked’s story, though very specific in its use of the rare medical condition kyphosis and a host of family issues, will speak to many readers through its themes of family, friendship, and struggling to fit in. Brooke’s life has fallen apart and she’s been uprooted from Texas to her grandmother’s home in Juniper Falls. In addition, Ked has been living with a rare spinal deformation that he feels is making him social repellent in addition to the school bully's favorite target. Thin Ice A Mystery (Book) : Shelton, Paige : First in a new series set in Alaska from beloved cozy author Paige Shelton, Thin Ice will chill your bones. Or for her mom to lose herself. It has Ellis' trademarks of thorough research (there is a typical Ellis bibliography, running 26 pages) and good writing. After being held in a van for three days by her kidnapper, Levi Brooks, Beth managed to escape, and until he is captured, she's got to get away. And the conclusion to the series didn’t disappoint. In the city of Juniper Falls hockey reigns supreme. Welcome back. In fact, it wasn't until the very end when I put together which couples the previous books revolved around. Middle schooler Ked has some serious troubles to handle - from his spinal deformity to school bullies to his dad's gambling problem. She's also the author of Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, and many more to come! This wasnt just another YA romance where new girl meets handsome popular boy and they live happily ever after. I'm not sure how many 7th graders have the maturity to see beyond themselves and recognize the "person beneath the surface." I have read book one, Buried Secrets, and have really enjoyed both books in the series. Told with sensitivity, this well written novel will not disappoint readers who like books by this author as well as those tackling difficult issues. In this book, the main character has a hump on his back and is just trying to belong. I would hand this one to 5th-7th graders for sure. I will have to add this one to a future booktalk. He can use the school's makerspace to fix it - if he can survive the bullies and the mean goth girl and awkward encounters with one of his old. The whole story was interesting and move along nicely. On Thin Ice December 1, 2002 Rereleased October 1, 2012 Zebra Books ISBN: 082176845X. With her mother’s downward spiral into depression Brooke turns to hockey to take her mind of her troubles and joins the brand new girls hockey team. Her characters always come with quirky personalities and I just can’t resist them. I'll admit I'm definitely not the audience for this book, but it was still well written and would resonate with a lot of middle schoolers. The characters are nuanced and relatable, and the various crises they are dealing with sucked me right in. I've seen some complaints about it being too mechanical in regards to the tinkering with the motorbike, but I don't think those chapters detracted from the overall story at all. On Thin Ice is the third book in the Juniper Falls series. Ked Eakins aka Freakins just lost his last lunch buddy. He is bullied at school and his mother has left him and his father. What would he be willing t. Ked used to have friends, but then he discovered that he had a progressive spinal disorder and as his body began to bend his friends slowly backed away (or did he?). To see what your friends thought of this book. I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. I read book one in this series and felt that the middle dragged out a bit, that was 100% not the case with this book. We’d love your help. In fact, it wasn't until the very end when I put together which couples the previous books revolved around. Beth Rivers is on the run - she's doing the only thing she could think of to keep herself safe. I'm also not. I think I shed a few tears because there are some very sad parts-think Wonder by Palacio. . Directed by Simon Lamb, David Sington. Brooke’s life has fallen apart and she’s been uprooted from Texas to her grandmother’s home in Juniper Falls. Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle-grade adventure series TombQuest. You can easily read each book as a standalone, but I recommend reading them in order. Fiction Life for 12-year-old Ked Eakins isn't easy. Ashley Anowiak is in search of a murderous polar bear that may be real or mythical. I enthusiastically say, go for it! When he finds out that his dad is months behind on rent and counting on a bet to be able to pay up, Ked takes matters into his own hands and steals money from his dad to buy a Road Rokkit minibike that he plans to fix up and sell. Although the main themes are not new to. Brooke was such a strong character. Not a quick YA read, despite the quick nature of the plot. I had no problem connecting with Brooke and Jake's story, and didn't feel like I was missing any puzzle pieces. Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin's Press). I just found it a difficult to swallow that a kid with no experience rebuilding an engine could get it right on the first try. It is a fantastically told story, but because it delves deeper than I antcipated, it took me longer to get though. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic's obsession. I was completely obsessed with this book from page one. All Hollywood movies (and even most so-called "independent" films) that reach the public have budgets in the millions of dollars. This wasnt just another YA romance where new girl meets handsome popular boy and they live happily ever after. Her only way of recovery rests in the hands of her children. A lot of the books I'm putting back are ones that I've read too . With her mother’s downward spiral into depression Brooke turns to hockey to take her mind of her troubles and joins the brand new girls hockey team. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic's obsession. The progress made by the characters over the arc of the novel is hopeful but not unbelievable – Ked eventually makes headway with some friends, even changing the dynamic with his bully, but it’s not entirely a fairy tale ending. I think people who like heart-warming feel-good books will like this book because it shows how even though Ked isn't in a good place in his life he still moves on and persevere. The short chapters move the book along quickly and keep the reader engaged. I kind of devoured it. When you think of “thin ice”, what thoughts come to mind? Her magic is still under wraps,she hangs out with BFF Claudia every day,and soon their class is taking a field trip to see penguins at the city aquarium! Middle Grade books are defiantly not my cup of tea. The climactic scene in which Ked and his bully Landrover work together to escape the icy lake is action-packed, turning a realistic story on its head by adding a survival scene. I have read all of the companion books to this one in the Juniper Falls series by Julie Cross and this one far exceeded all the rest ( which I enjoyed quite a bit). In the city of Juniper Falls hockey reigns supreme. School is suddenly no longer a safe haven, his former best friends have abandoned him, and his dad has gambled away their rent. It takes place in Juniper Falls, Minnesota. I have always told my students that you never know what is going on in other people's lives. It’s also a novel that I’ve been highly anticipating ever since finishing Breaking the Ice last year. Still, On Thin Ice is an ode, not an elegy: Ellis reminds us that the extinction of the polar bear—and the disappearance of our ice caps—is not inevitable. Although he has gotten used to it, it still hurts, and now that his best friends seem to have abandoned him for the more popular people, it's pretty hard to handle. by Entangled: Teen. What normally would've taken me 3 -4 ish hours to finish - even with as many pages as this book has, took probably doub. I haven’t read the other books in the series, but I still think this is a standalone. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The layer of ice between regular Jack Frost and the dark waters inside him is thinner than you think. Summary: Because 300 years of issues don't just disappear, no matter how much magic you have. What normally would've taken me 3 -4 ish hours to finish - even with as many pages as this book has, took probably double that. This is a huge problem since he needs to use the tools available in the school maker space. Her mother is a shell of the person she used to be and Brooke feels totally on her own in this hockey-obsessed town. A boy, trying all by himself to save his family, all the while being bullied by everyone at school. Life hasn't exactly been a picnic for Ked Eakins in Norton, Maine. Brooke and Jake share a terrible secret: Jake takes the fall for a near fatal drowning during a hazing incident for the freshman hockey players on their high school team. This story involves pain and regret. In addition, Ked has been living with a rare spinal deformation that he feels is making him social repellent in addition to the school bully's favorite target. I really loved and appreciated this book and am glad to feature it on our upcoming podcast. Each book in the series features a different McGregor brother. They don't have our best interests in mind when they make decisions......" So very, very true when the future of our young athletes can be ruined on the whim of the coaching staff. Have I mentioned how much I love this series?? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. On Thin Ice An Epic Final Quest Into the Melting Arctic (Book) : Larsen, Eric : In March 2014, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters set out to traverse nearly 500 miles across the melting Arctic Ocean, unsupported, from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole. I believe the author chose “Thin Ice” as the title of this story because it represents the struggles of the main character Ked. ON THIN ICE's first rerelease cover. It's also hard to keep track of the chronology. Sometimes our challenges are visible, and sometimes they aren't. They were, however, effective at pushing the plot toward a highly satisfying exposure of the town's toxic hockey culture. This value set includes ten copies of the book. ON THIN ICE by Michael Northrop ‧ RELEASE DATE: July 30, 2019 A boy with a rare spinal deformity makes a desperate bet to keep his home. Full disclosure: I didn't realize that this was the third book in a series when I picked it up, but I'm happy to say that it reads like a true standalone. It does not impact my review. Highly recommended. Of course, she also never expected to lose her dad. Refresh and try again. It symbolizes the difficulties Ked is going through like being behind on rent and having no one to talk to. Most of the characters are boys so maybe this one will appeal to boys well. On Thin Ice is a YA sports romance, the third book in the Juniper Falls trilogy, by Julie Cross. Ellis is a master amasser. He decides to make his own gamble to try to improve his situation, but the odds are against him all on his own with a bully constantly dogging him. After being held in a van for three days by her kidnapper, Levi Brooks, Beth managed to escape, and until he is captured, she's got to get away. My issue was that I felt like I was missing some info. His father has a gambling addiction and his job has been reduced to part-time. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic's obsession. When she witnesses a hazing ritual that goes too far, she has local hockey star Jake Hammond seeking her out asking for her silence. They look out the window to frozen Chickadee Lake to observe what appear to be inebriated men leaving their ice-fishing shanty. Thin Ice A Mystery (Book) : Shelton, Paige : First in a new series set in Alaska from beloved cozy author Paige Shelton, Thin Ice will chill your bones. Middle Grade Retellings of Classic Novels, New African American Histories and Biographies to Read Now. It wasn't because it was a bad book, quite the opposite. Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of 13 books for kids and teens, including the middle-grade adventure series TombQuest and the hit graphic novel, “I run through the figures one more time in my head. One gets the sense that he … This is my first Michael Northrop book. The school bully is after him, a lump on his back has made him a social outcast, and his last remaining friend recently abando... see all LIST PRICE $7.95 They were inoffensive enough, I suppose, but didn't possess much by way of personalities, let alone swoonworthy romantic chemistry. When Ked finds out his dad can’t make rent and may not have a home, he tries to take matters into his own hands, and the reader is left guessing how- or if- this quick-paced story will work out in the end. What would he be willing to take a chance on? by Scholastic. Can he find a way to raise the rent money? This new book by Michael Northrop is good in a lot of ways. So just know that there is some darkness in here that isn't shown in the blurb. Some readers may not know much about engines, but Northrup maintains a careful balance between educating readers on the main components, to illustrate the hard work that Ked does in rebuilding it, without becoming boring or too technical. What can Ked do? It symbolizes the difficulties Ked is going through like being behind on rent and having no one to talk to. Short Summary This accident-prone alligator slips and slides through a winter day, dodging snow balls and skating on thin ice! Thank you netgalley for an arc in exchange for my honest opinion. Directed by Jason Christ, Todd Tevlin. I thought this was a well-written and fast paced middle grade novel that dealt with some difficult topics (physical differences, gambling, homelessness, abuse). Brooke and Jake share a terrible secret: Jake takes the fall for a near fatal drowning during a hazing incident for the freshman hockey players on their high school team. ON THIN ICE's original cover. 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