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Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
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Apr 13, 2012

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Read on May 04, 2012

An ok book, nothing spectacular, but it did get better as it went along. Hudson Avery is a teenage girl who from the time she could walk was ice skating. Then one day right before a very big meet, she finds a bra mixed in her laundry that she thinks is her mothers. When she gives it to her and finds out it's not hers, the trouble begins. She sees her parents at the rink as she's competing. She's the best skater there and is known for her signature move, a triple triple. And as she sees her parents in the stands and the looks on their faces, she breaks down, just skating in circles. Then she leaves her coach and gives up skating.

Fast forward 3 years into the future, her parents are divorced and her mother and 8 yr. old little brother are living in a small apartment and Hudson is now known for baking specialty cupcakes in her mother's diner. While they are struggling to keep it, Hudson brings in people just for the cupcakes.

Then she starts wondering if she should get into skating again when she gets a letter in the mail about an upcoming competition for a $50,000 scholarship to the college of their choice.

So this book is pretty much about Hudson going behind her mom's back and training on her own for this competition. To get ice time, she agrees to train the high schools losing ice hockey team, which is where she falls for a guy on the team. Of course, there are 2 guys on the team interested in her, and while one makes it obvious, the one she really likes is shy and backs off a bit.

Not a bad book, but it does take some time and some pages to get into it. I was happiest after the first 175-200 pages, then it went quickly for me.

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05/04/2012 page 208
55.0% "Its taking me a while to get through this one. Not because its bad, its just average-nothing-special kind of book."

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