PUBLISHER: Left Handed Mitten Publications
DATE PUBLISHED: 24th February 2017
Fifteen-year old Cally accepted her fate as one of the guys, so when she meets Blake, a hot snowboarder who sees her for more than her aerials on the slopes, she falls fast and hard. But their romance can only last as long as vacation.
Or so she thinks.
A twist of fate—well, her Dad opening another brewery in a new town—lands her in Blake’s school, but the charismatic boy she fell for wants nothing to do with her, and worse, the Snow Bunnies, the popular clique, claim her as their newest recruit.
Cally must learn to be true to herself—all while landing a spot on the ski team and figuring out who she is without her old friends. And when she finds out what Blake is hiding, she learns the rules on the slopes apply to more than just skiing.
High School Musical meets Mean Girls. In this high school contemporary novel Cally moves across country with her father and must adjust to a new school. There is your requisite mean group but not all of them are mean. There is also Blake, the boy she met on the slopes during summer vacation. But, he is not a part of the cool group and being with him would be social suicide.
This cute contemporary novel is based around the slopes so readers are in for a lot of skiing and boarding. This is something I had not read about before and really liked reading about it in The Slope Rules.
Cally as a character is a typical high school teen finding herself at a new school and trying to fit in. She has a lot to learn along the way. With the support of her friends and most importantly her father she can find a way. This is very much a teen book, but it was nice to go back to high school in this book that reminded me of Mean Girls… on skis.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
While not a fan of matching Day-Glo outfits, Melanie’s been skiing since she was five and always points her tips up while exiting the chairlift. She lives in the land of lake effect snow—also known as west Michigan—with her husband Jeremy and Miniature Schnauzer Owen, and is always looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors. This novel, her fourth, inspired her to purchase her first helmet.
Keep Calm and Read On,