Thursday, November 15, 2012

{Blog Tour} Crossovers by LeAnne Hardy

Book Description:  All the Bradleys play hockey—even Ben’s older sister Denise who hopes to go to hockey camp and become the first girl on the Rum River High School varsity team. But thirteen-year-old Ben wants to learn to jump and spin. If the guys find out, Ben will never hear the end of it. And he doesn’t even want to think about what his former hockey–star dad would say.

My Thoughts:  Dreams!  What does a boy do when his dream crosses over into a new territory?  A territory that seems to be a girl's place?
In Crossovers by LeAnne Hardy we meet Ben Bradley who loves to skate and is the star hockey player on his team.  But when Ben's sister wants to go to hockey camp, where no other girl has gone before, it seems that girls are always allowed to "crossover" and fulfill their dreams!  
But Ben, who is in junior high, has a dream too.  He wants to figure skate.  He loves the music and can hear the beat.
This is a great juvenile fiction read that shows that although girls have dreams so do boys.  In our society do we forget about the boys and how they want to branch out and crossover to something that interests them? This read shows that dreams are made of hard work and gumption.
A great read to encourage youth to follow their dreams!
*This book was provided by the author for review*
I was not required to write a positive/negative review just my thoughts.

Although she grew up in the American Midwest in the 1950s and 60s, LeAnne Hardy has lived in six countries on four continents as a missionary librarian. She has sipped cream tea in Oxfordshire, eaten stewed goat at a Mozambican wedding, slid down rocks in a Mato Grosso river and shopped at Mall of America. Her books for children and young people come out of her cross-cultural experiences and her passion to use story to convey spiritual truths in a form that will permeate lives.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your thoughts, Tammy. We have come so far in not limiting girls to traditional roles, but allowing them to explore all their gifts and talents. With boys we are so quick to raise our eyebrows when their interests take them into artistic areas, and so we cheat ourselves as well as them. God is creative. Why shouldn't all his children be? I hope your readers enjoy Crossovers.