Review: Kate’s Really Good at Hockey

Title: Kate’s Really Good at Hockey
Author: Christina Frey, Howard Shapiro
Genre: Middle Grade, Graphic Novel
Publisher: Animal Media Group
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Format: Ebook
Release Date: November 13, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Best. Summer. Ever. At least it was supposed to be.

Kate can’t wait to attend the elite girls’ hockey camp in Denver and go up against some of the best players from around the world. But then Mom says Kate has to stay with her grandma in Denver, who doesn’t care about Kate’s hockey dreams at all. And two players at the camp have it in for Kate both on and off the ice. Toss in a tough-as-nails coach and a huge family secret, and Kate’s perfect summer isn’t turning out quite like she planned.

Kate’s Really Good at Hockey is a story about family, friendship, and doing what it takes to follow your dreams.


I loved this book! This story doesn’t shy away from the hard parts about sports. Kate has a difficult coach at camp who criticizes her game. Sometimes tough coaches and teachers are great because they push you to be your best, but other times it can be frustrating and make you want to quit. However, not every teacher is like that. Kate has to go outside of her comfort zone when she stays with her grandmother instead of in the dorms with the other girls. Her mom insisted she stay with her grandmother, and it turned out to be a great situation. This is a great book for young athletes.

What to read next:

Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Have you read Kate’s Really Good at Hockey? What did you think of it?

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