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The Hockey Machine

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  143 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
THE HOCKEY MACHINE Can Steve escape his kidnappers? After leading his hockey team to victory one afternoon, Steve Crandall accepts a ride home in the limousine of an avid fan his own age. Steve is surprised to learn that his fan is a multimillionaire and boy genius, but even more startling is the rich kid's proposal that Steve play center on his professional junior hockey ...more
Paperback, 137 pages
Published September 1st 1992 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published 1986)
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Kcodd92
Apr 19, 2012 Kcodd92 rated it liked it
The hockey Machine by Matt Christopher shows a boy Steve leading his hockey team to victory one afternoon, when he accepts a ride home in the limousine of an avid fan his own age. Steve is surprised to learn that his fan is a multimillionaire and boy genius, but even more startling is the rich kid's proposal that Steve play center on his professional junior hockey team. Before Steve can respond or even consult his parents, he is flown to the team headquarters-where he soon discovers he's the mul ...more
Laura
Apr 26, 2011 Laura rated it did not like it
I could have accepted the kid villain, Kenneth Agard Jr. -- kidnapping other youngsters to play as slaves on his hockey team -- if the book had taken a campy tone. But, seriously? Even Christopher's hallmark, lovingly detailed play-by-play accounts of sports matches, didn't seem up to his usual standard in this novel. But as in the past, my offspring differ vociferously from my opinion of the Matt Christopher opus.
Haadi
Jul 24, 2013 Haadi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Seth P
Mar 04, 2011 Seth P rated it did not like it
I didn’t really like this book because there isn’t really anything good in the book. I really enjoyed reading this book because it was kind of funny. I think that this book would be a great kid’s book to read for most people. This book is really funny at some points but most of the time its bullying.
Trever
Apr 21, 2015 Trever rated it liked it
I like this book. If you like hockey, you would like it too. Matt Christopher is one of my favorite writers. I picked this out because I like hockey AND Matt Christopher. Matt Christopher writes many different books. He writes a lot of sports books and sports are my favorite things to do. I would recommend this to people who like sports.
Joseph
Feb 24, 2016 Joseph rated it it was amazing
My book was about a hockey player and he's going through some tough times with his parents.

The aouther is Matt Christopher

The setting is Canada

The main character is Steve and his parents.
Jerry
May 05, 2015 Jerry rated it it was ok
Good writing, great sports action...but the plot is a bit weird.
Lynne
Jun 28, 2008 Lynne rated it really liked it
crosby-esque kid is kidnapped and forced to play professional junior hockey. perfect young adult reading for the hockey fanatic.
Matthew
Aug 24, 2012 Matthew rated it really liked it
creepy hockey story from the master.
Lucy
Jun 17, 2012 Lucy rated it liked it
I read basically all of Matt Christopher's sports fiction books when I was in elementary school...yes, I even liked sports back then.
Deborah Harris
Dec 15, 2013 Deborah Harris added it
Shelves: ar-4, a16
AR Quiz No. 5368 EN Fiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: MG - BL: 4.8 - AR Pts: 3.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP, VP
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probably the greatest book ever made :)
Bobby
Nov 03, 2008 Bobby rated it really liked it
I learned self confidence and hockey knowledge in this book. its very good but i felt like a 6th grader while reading this.
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Matt Christopher is the writer young readers turn to when they're looking for fast-paced, action-packed sports novels. He is the best-selling author of more than one hundred sports books for young readers.

Matt Christopher is America's bestselling sports writer for children, with more than 100 books and sales approaching six million copies. In 1992, Matt Christopher talked about being a children's
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