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Every Reason We Shouldn’t

By: Sara Fujimura

Sixteen-year-old figure skater Olivia Kennedy’s Olympic dreams have ended. She’s bitter, but enjoying life as a regular teenager instead of trying to live up to expectations of being the daughter of Olympians Michael Kennedy and Midori Nakashima…until Jonah Choi starts training at her family's struggling rink.

Jonah's driven, talented, going for the Olympics in speed skating, completely annoying… and totally gorgeous. Between teasing Jonah, helping her best friend try out for roller derby, figuring out life as a normal teen and keeping the family business running, Olivia's got her hands full. But will rivalry bring her closer to Jonah, or drive them apart?

Warning: Contains family expectations, delightful banter, great romantic tension, skating (all kinds!), Korean pastries, and all the feels.

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ISBN: 9781250204073

JLG Release: May 2020


Sensitive Areas: Language: Mild Language
Topics: Romance , Sports and recreation , Winter sports , Speed skating , Figure skating , Roller derby

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Sixteen-year-old pairs figure skater Olivia Kennedy hasn’t felt like herself since her disastrous performance at Skate Detroit. Attending a real high school for the first time, helping out at her family’s failing skating rink, and living up to the expectations of her gold medal Olympian parents have her wondering who she is and where she belong Sixteen-year-old pairs figure skater Olivia Kennedy hasn’t felt like herself since her disastrous performance at Skate Detroit. Attending a real high school for the first time, helping out at her family’s failing skating rink, and living up to the expectations of her gold medal Olympian parents have her wondering who she is and where she belongs. When Olympic speed skating hopeful Jonah Choi begins practicing at her rink and attending her high school, she finds someone who understands what it means to be a competitive teenage athlete. As she begins a relationship with Jonah, Olivia begins to rediscover her passion for skating and build the confidence to make a comeback. Olivia and Jonah are both biracial Asian Americans and hang out with the other Asian students in their school. Olivia feels like she doesn’t fit in with her high school friends because they don’t understand why her passion for skating is more important than things like school dances. Vibrant secondary characters add extra dimension and fun to the story. High school drama, parental expectations, romance, and a glimpse into the life of a competitive skater will have readers excitedly turning pages. A fun addition to middle and high school libraries.

Book Details

ISBN

9781250204073

First Release

May 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/3"

Page Count

336

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Tor/Tor Teen

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Language: Mild Language

Topics

Romance, Sports and recreation, Winter sports, Speed skating, Figure skating, Roller derby,

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