When a determined girl is confronted with the culture of toxic masculinity, it’s time to even the score.
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.
E-ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own and are not affected in any way.
• Amazing siblings relationship. I mean, who doesn’t like to know that they have the support, in any matter, of their sibling?! I absolutely love it when I read about siblings with this kind of relationship, where you really feel the connection between them.
• Brakes your heart. If you too want a hard-hitting book about teenagers, and mostly about how a girl has to fight and what she is going through in order to persuade her passion, you can easily put this one on your reading list. There were so many moments when I just stopped reading for a few minutes because I just needed to breathe and to let my emotions sink in… My heart ached and cried for Michigan and for all people out there, no matter their gender, that they have to go through all of these things.
• Strong and dedicated heroine. Michigan is one of my most favorite female characters from all the 300+ books that I have read. She is a strong role model, she is passionate, she fights for what she loves, she is an amazing human being. Because let me tell you, not for one second did I felt like I was reading about a character in a book, this is how real Michigan felt. I can easily tell you, with all my honesty, that I want someone like her in my life.
• Easy and fast to read.
• No cons, thank you from the bottom of my heart!