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Return to Book Page. Preview — Cinderella in Skates by Carly Syms. Natalie doesn't know the first thing about standing up on a pair of ice skates, but life in snowy Wisconsin is about to get a whole lot more interesting when the cute college hockey player next door decides to teach her the sport he loves. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. More Details Cinderella 2. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Mar 28, Flavia OddCloud rated it did not like it Shelves: contemporary , young-adult. I have a soft spot for hockey stories don't ask me why, I have no idea since I don't do sports so this seemed like a nice book to read. If only it wasn't as dry as the Arizona Desert He storyline was shabby at best. The ever-written-about girl moved to new town mid senior year and is miserable about it.
Then girl meets boy and sparks supposedly fly. Now let me tell you. I don't know hockey, but I doubt you can learn how to play in a month and be good enough to make the team. Especially since said girl wasn't into sports previously, so her physical condition was probably nonexistent.
On top of that, the characters had no soul. Even calling them cardboard cutouts seems too much of a compliment. This story is nothing more than a description of a bunch of events actions like walking, opening doors and smiling. There's no characterization of anything or anyone. This story is so detached and impersonal, it's unbearable! The author could have killed them all and I couldn't have cared less.
There are no connections between the characters, I don't feel a thing, nor is there one between characters and the events they find themselves into. Short: it's like a story written by an elementary student though I'm fairly certain there is an exception in that age group that could top this : Now I feel bad for being mean and snarky again Mar 29, Kate McMurry rated it it was amazing Shelves: contemporary-romance , ya-contemporary-romance , young-adult-contemporary-romance , hockey.
Fun, YA, contemporary romance with a hockey-playing heroine I purchased the Kindle edition of this book, and I discovered it through a spot-on recommendation by Amazon based on previous reviews and purchases I've done, most likely YA books by authors such as Janette Rallison. Eighteen-year-old high-school senior Natalie is forced to leave behind life-long friends from Arizona when her father receives an offer of a job as history professor at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Even worse, it is early November, and the school year and winter are already underway. Natalie's dad played hockey during his college years, and one of his best friends and hockey teammates helped Natalie's father find a home in Madison three houses down from his. Their first night in town, the friend and his college sophomore son, Shane, show up to help Natalie's family settle in.
Until that moment, all Natalie could think about was the warm weather and good friends she left behind in Arizona, but Shane is a gorgeous, fit, and very friendly representative of Wisconsin, who suddenly makes her reconsider her low opinion of the cheese state. When her dad offers Natalie a deal, learn hockey which she has never played before and make the high school hockey team, and she can leave in June to return to Arizona, Natalie is torn in two directions. She is initially quite eager at this chance to go back home as soon as possible.
But her father has asked Shane to coach Natalie, and the more time she spends with him, the less she cares about moving away. It is such fun to read a YA contemporary romance in the midst of so much dark and dreary dystopian fiction in the YA genre these days. This story is somewhere between light drama and romantic comedy. Natalie has a strong, forceful personality, and she's a talented athlete.
She's more than a match for Shane, who is an extremely skilled athlete himself, an excellent coach, and an all-round sympathetic romantic interest. Natalie and Shane are neither one big on expressing their feelings, and are a very good match as to intelligence and interests.
It was terrific fun getting a window into hockey, snow skiing, and life in a Wisconsin college town in winter time as Natalie explores them at Shane's side. The setting is a strong part of this story, and it adds a great deal, it is so well done. The Kindle edition of this book is beautifully laid out and edited, making it a pleasure to read. If you decide to read this terrific book because you enjoy YA romances with a heroine who is an excellent athlete, I also recommend: Cinderella in Cleats football by this author, Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Free Throws basketball by Janette Rallison, and Hooked golf by Liz Fichera.
Dec 09, Jaz rated it really liked it Shelves: cute-fast-reads , sports. I'm becoming anti-sleep each day!!! I couldn't sleep until am which was the time I finished this Cinderella in skates was a cute Ya novel, about a girl that moved from Arizona to a colder snowy place -"Natalie". She meets on her first day at Wisconsin her dads friends son "Shane" which is a pro hockey player in college.
She hates it at er new place and wants to go back home to her friends, the warm and the water. Her dad makes a deal with her that if she makes it to the girls hockey team s I'm becoming anti-sleep each day!!!
Her dad makes a deal with her that if she makes it to the girls hockey team she will go back in June. Shane becomes her couch for the month before try-outs and they start slowly to build feelings for eachother. Soon Shane realizes that Natalie won't be there anymore and that he helped her leave sooner rather than later, so he decides to break everything off before her first game. Natalie was a backup golie and on her first game the primary golie got injured and Natalie had to play she was hurt because of Shane and she couldn't stop thinking of him leading to the loss of their team Her second game she knew she had to play better, focusing on the game more blocking many shots and winning She knew after her game from her other that Shane was there which made her think about what was going on.
At night she build a fire in her backyard and started to read a book but she couldn't stop thinking of Shane that's when he came and told her the reason behind why he left! He prepared a nice dinner at his parents house with the view of Arizona which brought tears to Nats eyes. He really loved her and promised that he'll just have to deal with it if she decides to go back but was wishing that she would stay for him.
Shane got drafted 2nd that year to LA Lions and he was so happy because that meant it was closer to Phoenix where Nat would be. I think you're stuck with me now. I wouldn't have it any other way. Mar 19, JadeShea rated it liked it Shelves: reviewed , kindle , young-adult , 3stars-likedokay , sports-romance. Cinderella In Skates is a young adult short sports romance. It starts out with Natalie moving to Wisconsin from Arizona in the middle of her senior year high school. Her dad use to play hockey at the college in the town they move to, and now he's going to be a teacher there.
So he makes a deal with Natalie that if she can get on her high school hockey team she can go back to Arizona come summer. Natalie agrees but she has to have Shane her dad friend, and neighbors son, who also plays college ho Cinderella In Skates is a young adult short sports romance. Natalie agrees but she has to have Shane her dad friend, and neighbors son, who also plays college hockey teach her how to play because she has no idea what she's doing.
Hence the romance part of the book. Now there were a few things that bothered me in the story. Like for instance the fact that Natalie keeps wanting to go back to Arizona claiming that is her "home" even though she doesn't keep in contact with any of her friends she left behind, and she didn't have a boyfriend there, and she also doesn't have her main family members there.
So I did not understand that at all.
Cinderella in Skates by Carly Syms
Cinderella in Skates Author:Carly Syms. I mean, do you even have any? Coach Van, of course, had no problem letting Shane use the rink while it wasn't needed for anything else, which surprises me a little since he's no longer a student at West High. Then again, when you refer to someone as your 'Golden Stallion,' as Coach Van did twice when we saw him today before leaving us alone, it probably doesn't even cross your mind to say no when they ask for a favor. The coach's obsession with Shane is just one piece of the puzzle that will get me back to Arizona as soon as possible, so I shouldn't complain. Is non-existent an acceptable answer?
Cinderella in Skates
Cinderella in Skates by Carly Syms. Eighteen-year-old high-school senior Natalie is forced to leave behind life-long friends from Arizona when her father receives an offer of a job as history professor at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Even worse, it is early November, and the school year and winter are already underway. Until that moment, all Natalie could think about was the warm weather and good friends she left behind in Arizona, but Shane is a gorgeous, fit, and very friendly representative of Wisconsin, who suddenly makes her reconsider her low opinion of the cheese state. When her dad offers Natalie a deal, learn hockey which she has never played before and make the high school hockey team, and she can leave in June to return to Arizona, Natalie is torn in two directions.