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Also, the interaction between Carter and Penny was so sporadic that I kept wishing for more. I feel that we didn't really get to know Carter very well. The happiness to drama ratio was not balanced for my liking.
Do I regret reading this book? No. It is still a good read, just not epic.
Penny is a dedicated honor student, a skater on the competition track, and works part time. As if that isn't enough, she's the main caretaker for her mother who has cancer. Her father has emotionally checked out because of the pain of seeing his wife dying. Reeling against the emotional weight of all she's dealing with, Penny finds comfort in the arms of Carter, a college student she meets at the rink.
Life is complicated, and Penny has other major obstacles to overcome on her path to happiness. PJ Sharon deals with issues of eating disorders, teen pregnancy, and family dynamics in a sensitive and talented manner reminiscent of Judy Blume. Through it all, she infuses the story with hope, faith, and love. This book is a must read for teens and parents of teens. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Buy it. Read it. Love it.
There are YA books that hit on edgy issues such as, sex, bulimia, teen pregnancy, death of parents, finding out you are not who you thought you were, rape and parental stress to succeed....This book had ALL of these things, it was A LOT to take for just one young girl. Some of the issues could have been drawn out more, and some could have been taken out all together. NOT to say that PJ Sharon didn't do an AMAZING job at making all these issues not just believable, but they WORKED!
For me, as a reader, it was a bit much. As a fellow writer, it was a bit much. There were some unnecessary secondary characters that could have been taken out, and I would have suggested taking out one or two of the conflict issues, maybe drawing out some of the main issues a bit longer. I felt as if the conflict was piled on and forced on the reader.
But as I said, PJ Sharon did an amazing job at making ALL THE CHAOS work. There was some "God" talk, which doesn't bother me in the least, but this is coming from a 13-yr Catholic School Veteran. In my opinion, if I was dealing with all of the things Penny was dealing with, I'd be praying too!!
As for the main characters, Penny was your average girl, I didn't really get too much more out of her, but I liked her. But I think because there was so many issues going on at the same time, we couldn't really get a good read on her feelings about just one thing, or how she would react in just one situation.
As for our Hero, Carter McCray....well....Read more ›
Penny was dealing with numerous things that could break someone however in the end she gained support from an unlikely source.
The only parts I did not like was the repetitive of the scenario you would think she learned her lesson instead of repeating it constantly that grated on my nerves.
Overall this story was well written and put alot of things out there that is considered taboo. I enjoyed this story and it taught alot about myself as well and that is rare in a fiction book
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A well told story with depth in the main character. The subjects covered are very real life for many teenagers. The books flows nicely and has many unexpected turns along the way.Published 15 months ago by Lori Darrow
This book gives a fairly realistic look into the not so uncommon life of an American teenager. High pressure at home to achieve lofty goals that are not her own, dealing with very... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dawn B
A very emotional coming-of-age story, pitting a young girl against her mother's dreams, complicated by her mother having cancer. Read morePublished on June 18, 2014 by AriReads
I have trouble getting my 17 year old to read - but books about teenagedom and teenage angst never disappoint LOL Be sure to read the summary and decide if the mature subject... Read morePublished on May 3, 2014 by L. J. Hall
On Thin Ice by P.J. Sharon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received this book from Net Galley with the approval of the author. Read more
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to P.J. Sharon and Netgalley. Read morePublished on January 1, 2014 by Sarah
I chose to read On Thin Ice because it was available on netgalley and I love all things related to the ice-hockey or figure skating and I was intrigued. Read morePublished on December 21, 2013 by Brandi Leigh Kosiner
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