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The Finnish Line by Linda Gerber
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Sep 06, 2014

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bookshelves: z-2014, fiction, travel, ya, reviewed

Ski jumping! It's too bad this didn't come out closer to the 2014 Olympics, because it might have gotten some extra attention because of that -- given that women's ski jumping was for the first time introduced to the Olympic stage. Here, Mo is a ski jumper with aspirations of greatness, but she knows her options are limited because it's not a high-profile sport, especially for women.

In Finland, though, she can hopefully push through to a new level, and get out from her parents' overprotectiveness while she's at it. Mo's an appealing character -- she makes mistakes, and does some dumb things, but she's also pretty self-aware and willing to admit when she's wrong. There's romance, but it's not her focus -- and, hurray, the author managed to impart some info about Finland over the course of Mo's stay without being textbook about it.

There are a number of loose ends here (parental problems in particular -- for multiple characters), but it's a cute, fun read...which is just as well, since (on top of the two others I've read) there are another eleven books in the series.

More general look at the series here.

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Finished Reading
September 6, 2014 – Shelved
September 6, 2014 – Shelved as: z-2014
September 6, 2014 – Shelved as: fiction
September 6, 2014 – Shelved as: travel
September 6, 2014 – Shelved as: ya
September 6, 2014 – Shelved as: reviewed

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