Face-Off (Hockey Rivals Book One)

Face-Off (Hockey Rivals Book One)

ABOUT Stacy Juba

Stacy Juba
I am the author of adult mystery novels with a touch of romance, the Storybook Valley fairy tale chick lit series, the Hockey Rivals young adult series, and much more.

Description

Brothers battle on and off the ice in this action-packed young adult sports novel. It's head-to-head, skate-to-skate, winner takes all!

T.J. has gotten himself out of the fancy prep school his father picked for him and into the public high school his twin brother Brad attends. Now T.J. is a shining new star on the hockey team where Brad once held the spotlight. And he's testing his popularity with Brad's friends, eyeing Brad's girl and competing to be captain of the team.

Meanwhile, the boys also grapple with problems at home, including divorcing parents and a troubled younger brother. The whole school is rooting for a big double-strength win...not knowing that their twin ice hockey stars are heating up the ice for a winner takes all face-off. Also check out the long-awaited sequel Offsides.

This is the re-issue of a novel originally written when I was 16 years old and originally published when I was 18.

The Hockey Hall of Fame’s Junior Education Program – Recommended reading list for the junior and intermediate levels.

Best Books for Young Teen Readers: Grades 7-10 by John T. Gillespie -Recommended in the sports category.

Reviews:

“Hockey fans will be attracted by the cover and held by the game descriptions, and those who like realistic fiction will appreciate the complexity of the boys’ home life, with battling parents, hero-worshipping younger siblings and a father who expects too little of one twin and too much of the other. A good read for both proficient and reluctant readers.”
- Booklist

“Lots of action and emotional upheaval ensure that this will be a popular book for boys as well as girls. This reviewer’s YA Book Review Group gave it nine points out of a possible ten for ‘Good Read’ status.”
- VOYA

“With lots of sports action and only 117 pages, the book has appeal for reluctant readers.”
- Kliatt