The Comeback


The Comeback : A Figure Skating Novel
E. L. Shen
Hardcover with dust jacket [2021]
Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / Ice Skating
Ages 8 to 12
272 pages
8.6 in H | 5.8 in W | 1.1 in T | 0.8 lb Wt

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A heartfelt #OwnVoices middle-grade debut about a young girl trying to be a champ—on the ice and in her life.

Twelve-year-old Maxine Chen is just trying to nail that perfect landing: on the ice, in middle school, and at home, where her parents worry that competitive skating is too much pressure for a budding tween. Maxine isn’t concerned, however—she’s determined to glide to victory. That is, until she finds herself in competition with Hollie, a gifted new skater, and is getting teased by a bully at school for her Chinese heritage. With her world akilter, will Maxine crash under the pressure? Or can she make a comeback? Set in Lake Placid, New York, this is a spunky yet stirring story that examines racism, female rivalry and friendship, and the enduring and universal necessity of love and support.

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Weight .7 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.7 × 1.1 in
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