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Books on Tape. Mar. 2022. ISBN 9780593554029. $95. F
West (Are We There Yet??) takes readers deep into the world of competitive sports. Leigh and Susy were once best friends, teammates on an elite women’s hockey team headed for the Olympics. Looking to guarantee a spot on the Olympic team, Leigh feels her only way to do that is to have a relationship with the coach. When that doesn’t work, she gives up on her dreams. Twenty years later, she returns to her hometown so her son, Gus, can pursue his own hockey dreams. Leigh is reunited with Susy and, despite her best efforts not to be, is swept back into the world of competitive hockey. This forces her to face the reality of what happened long ago. This novel explores what happens when players are coerced and taken advantage of by those who hold positions of power. Cassandra Campbell brings Leigh to life as she explores her own feelings, and the effect on her family regarding the choices she was forced to make years ago.
VERDICT Though it’s heavy on the sports talk, West’s story is really about the love of the game. This novel explores timely events with heart.
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