Selling Points: "Hockey, Russia, temptation"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/01/2006
Lexile Level: HL730L
Fry Reading Level: 3.8
Fiction Ages 10+
Mr. Eyepatch stepped out from behind an old truck. At full speed, I almost speared myself on the huge knife he held waist high in my direction. I managed to throw myself to the side and dodge the knife.
I stopped a few stumbling steps later, turned to face him, and gasped for breath.
He snarled something at me in Russian.
It's the All-Star team, made up of the WHL's young hockey players, just one short step away from the NHL. Their goal is to beat the Russian All-Stars in a best-of-seven series to be shown as a television special. Hog Burnell, one of the biggest and toughest players in the league, is happy to be part of it. He could use the money that would come with a series win by the WHL All-Stars. At the very worst, it's a free vacation to Russia. It doesn't take Hog long to discover there's plenty more money to be made along the way...if he's willing to pay the price for it.
TeensReadToo.com - May 28, 2007
"A thrilling story that will pull you in and not let you out until the book is over."
CCBC Our Choice, commended
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