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Michigan vs. the Boys



by
Carrie Allen

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Corus Entertainment
Imprint
KCP Loft
ISBN
9781525301483
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Sexuality, Sexual Content: Sexual Harassment
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JLG Category

Sports High

Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls' hockey team off the ice this year. If she wants colleges to notice her, Michigan has to find a way to play. Luckily, there's still one team left in town…

The boys' team isn't exactly welcoming, but Michigan's prepared to prove herself. She plays some of the best hockey of her life, in fact, all while putting up with changing in the broom closet, constant trash talk and—harmless? —pranks that always seem to target her. But once hazing crosses the line into assault, Michigan must weigh the consequences of speaking up—even if it means putting her future on the line.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Sexuality, Sexual Content: Sexual Harassment

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

304

Trim Size

6 x 8 1/2

Dewey

F

AR

4.5: points 10

Lexile

HL670L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Dec 2019

Book Genres

Sports Fiction

Topics

High schools. Gender roles. Ice hockey. Fame. Michigan. Sports and recreation.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

When budget cuts end her hockey team right before her final season, Michigan Manning has little choice but to try out for the boys’ team if she wants to keep playing. But making it onto the team is the least of her problems when it becomes obvious that neither the coach nor her teammates want her there. With Coach looking for any opportunity to cut her and her teammates’ hazing becoming increasingly violent, Michigan is forced to decide how much she is willing to sacrifice in order to keep playing the game she loves. This timely sports story is an uncomfortable read but a necessary one, tackling tough issues like hazing and sexism in sports. Allen skillfully paints a bleak picture without coming across as message-y, and Michigan’s own coaching duties allow her to reflect on the example that she’s setting for future generations. While readers may chafe at Michigan’s reluctance to step forward sooner and put a stop to it, as the violence toward her escalates, the result is a high stakes page turner where the tension is palpable. Frank discussion of sexual assault and harassment make this a better choice for older readers who enjoy sports and Jennifer Mathieu’s Moxie but may not be ready for E.K. Johnston’s Exit, Pursued by a Bear.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

When budget cuts end her hockey team right before her final season, Michigan Manning has little choice but to try out for the boys’ team if she wants to keep playing. But making it onto the team is the least of her problems when it becomes obvious that neither the coach nor her teammates want her there. With Coach looking for any opportunity to cut her and her teammates’ hazing becoming increasingly violent, Michigan is forced to decide how much she is willing to sacrifice in order to keep playing the game she loves. This timely sports story is an uncomfortable read but a necessary one, tackling tough issues like hazing and sexism in sports. Allen skillfully paints a bleak picture without coming across as message-y, and Michigan’s own coaching duties allow her to reflect on the example that she’s setting for future generations. While readers may chafe at Michigan’s reluctance to step forward sooner and put a stop to it, as the violence toward her escalates, the result is a high stakes page turner where the tension is palpable. Frank discussion of sexual assault and harassment make this a better choice for older readers who enjoy sports and Jennifer Mathieu’s Moxie but may not be ready for E.K. Johnston’s Exit, Pursued by a Bear.

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