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Convincing, intimate, stimulating! (Nikki Stone, Olympic Gold Medalist, Aerial Skiing)

About the Author

Linda Gerber recently returned to life in the Midwest after four years in Japan, where she served as the Regional Advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She currently lives and writes in Dublin, OH, blissfully ignoring her husband, four kids, and one very naughty puppy.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Series: S.A.S.S.
  • Paperback: 205 pages
  • Publisher: Speak (October 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142409162
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142409169
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #809,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kate Coombs VINE VOICE on October 31, 2007
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I enjoyed Linda Gerber's first SASS book, Now and Zen, so I was looking forward to seeing what she would do with a second book, this time set in Finland. Again, Linda takes a typically frothy genre and adds a little heft--all without burdening her story line.

The Finnish Line is an account of "Mo" Clark's semester abroad, which she spends honing her competitive ski jumping skills. One nice thing about this book is that I'm pretty sure most American teens (and adults!) are unfamiliar with Finnish history and culture. Gerber manages to weave some of both into the book. (Imagine rolling naked in the snow and then heading into a sauna, for example.)

The reason Mo Clark goes to Finland is to get away from the influence of her high-profile skiing family--which doesn't always work out the way she planned it. She encounters a prickly roommate, Kirsti; an intriguing Romani boy named Leevi; and her own limitations as a ski jumper. The subplots weave together nicely, with questions about prejudice against gypsies being raised in the strand about Leevi. Mo is frustrated to find that her ski jumping doesn't cut it in this group of athletes, and Leevi offers to help her improve her distance. Though Leevi helps Mo, there comes a point when she goes it alone and really takes her ski jumping to the next level. I'm pleased that Gerber decided to let Mo make this crucial effort on her own, showing us the meaning of the Finnish term sisu.

At one point, the author offers an intriguing riff on her fun but seemingly frivolous title. As Leevi tells Mo, "You're not getting it. You can never reach the finish line, Clark. Not in your sport and not in your life. You come close, you set the line back. That way, you keep moving forward, keep getting better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ellie H on January 29, 2011
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I've never been skiing before so it was kind of difficult to understand the premise of the book. Also I was hoping for a little more Finnish culture and study abroad experience, not so much sports talk. Overall though it was an easy read and a good book for those interested in Scandinavia.
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This book was actually really good. It was a quick easy read that was really cute. I love reading books about girls who are good at sports so it was a lot of fun!
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By Marsha S on August 16, 2008
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Linda Gerber is a superb writer and I make a point in reading all of her books. She can transcend any genre to make a lasting story.
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