Icing on the Lake
by Kirsten (with help from Crystal, Jones, and Emma)
1. Survive the month at my sister's house. Survive my 3-yr-old nephew and crazy sister.
2. Learn to ice skate better. Or not fall down. Or just get a cuter skating outfit.
3. Find hockey-playing, winter-loving hottie. and invite him to the weekend cabin trip (aka "groundhog getaway") with everyone.
As much as I like reading fiction romance, sometimes it's very 'relaxing' to switch from having to understand a complicated relationship to enjoying a typical teen romance, after all it's is more realistic and we could relate to them more.
Summer romance/fling has always been what I've read for non-fiction romance, but ever since Rachel Hawthorne's Snowed In and Love on the lifts, I started to develop a kind of preference towards winter romance as ...more
The dog was a cute ice breaker but didn't seem to do much else. I never did warm up to her older sister, she always seemed awful and Brett was just a distraction from everything else. I was glad to see some of the growth in Kiersten over the span ...more
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I think this shows that love is blind. Or that you don't have to search for love and that it'll come eventually and naturally. I think that both books also show that friendships can lead to relationships because in both books the guy and the girl were just frie ...more
Instead of a witty, flirtatious banter, we get awkward exchanges between the lead guy and girl, complete with extreme mood swings, annoying jump-to-conclusions, defensive comebacks, and wrong impressions and assumptions.
Kirsten goes to live with her sister to help with her nephew. Her sister also just broke her leg. Kirsten has a mission to find someone to go with her on groundhog day weekend for a cabin trip with her friends. She needs to find a guy to go with her. Kirsten runs into two guys at the ice rink. She then meets them shoveling her sister's driveway. Did I mention th ...more
To me it seems as if Kirsten is on a quest to find this thing called ‘a boyfriend’ and if she doesn’t find one within a certain amount of time she’ ...more
This book is about Kirsten, a senior in high school, who goes to live with her older sister, Gretchen, for a couple of months. Gretchen is a divorced 24 year old with a 3 year old son named Brett, so when she fell and broke her leg skiing someone had to come help with things around the house. Lucky for her, Kirsten was nice e ...more
Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark is a cute romantic young adult novel. We follow Kirsten through New Year's Eve to Groundhog Day. Kirsten learns a lot about herself, her sister, and the guy she thinks she likes.
What I liked
It’s all in the first person. Usually, this is an iffy thing for me, but the way, Ms. Clark did it is different. We not only see Kirsten’s character development, but we see her sis ...more
> classic case of choosing the wrong brother at first
> interesting relationship dynamics between family and friends
> pretty superficial most of the time - should have explored Kirsten's emotions and reasons for doing things more (she was 18, and read as much less mature than this age should be)
> Conor was super thoughtful and caring and interesting (where can I find someone like him??)
> weird views on ...more
I also liked that the main character was older, which is something I haven't experienced much of in YA.
Now I know what you are thinking, I am so not into romance but if you read this book it's not all about romance, sure the main character ends up with a guy and that is the main ide ...more
Cover: 5/5 - Amazing artwork and graphic design. Love the fonts use, not so much the slogan.
Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark is a book about friendships and first loves. Originally I had purchased the book believing it was a Christmas book. It is not a Christmas story which dissapointed me a little however part of the beginning is technically during the holiday season. The book starts off with New Year's Eve where the main character, Kirsten decides to make a list of her resolut
Kirsten moves in with h ...more
I picked up this book because some of my friends recommended a book similar to this one and I liked it so I decided to give th ...more
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“Yeah, just leave random items of clothing around there. See what happens,” Jones said.
I lashed her with the scarf. “Shame on you. I’m not going to disrobe on an icy lake.”
“Maybe not, but you’d find a date really fast if you did!” Jones said, and we were all laughing again.”