Cracking the Ice

Cracking the Ice

by David H. Hendrickson


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ISBN-13: 9781934813553
Publisher: Westside Books
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Pages: 365
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: HL770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

David H. Hendrickson's first novel, Cracking the Ice, was praised by Booklist as "a gripping account of a courageous young man rising above evil." He has since published five additional novels, including Offside, which has been adopted for high school student required reading, and most recently, Offensive Foul.

His short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Heart's Kiss, Pulphouse, and numerous anthologies, including over a half dozen issues of Fiction River. His story "Death in the Serengeti" was selected for Best American Mystery Stories 2018, and also named the winner of the Derringer Award for Best Long Story.

Hendrickson has published over fifteen hundred works of nonfiction, most recently his first book for writers, How to Get Your Book into Schools and Double Your Income with Volume Sales, and also Travis Roy: Quadriplegia and a Life of Purpose. He has been honored with the Joe Concannon Hockey East Media Award and the Murray Kramer Scarlet Quill Award.

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Cracking the Ice 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KarenDelleCava-YA_author More than 1 year ago
Jessie Stackhouse is a black teen and hockey phenom recruited to a prestigious prep school during the height of the civil rights movement. From the moment Jessie arrives at Springvale Academy, he’s accosted with seething hatred from his classmates, teammates, hockey coach and don’t get me started on the racist locals. Riveted, I kept wondering how he was going to make this impossible and very often lonely situation work. Thank goodness for Stick, Jessie’s quick witted roommate and friend and Frenchie, the one teammate who stands up for Jessie. My heart ached so badly every time Jessie was brutalized and taunted that I wanted him to quit, go home and just be safe. But this smart, amazing young man perseveres against unsurmountable odds and head held high, proves himself a winner--a survivor. I cheered because no one deserved it more! When the final buzzer sounds, Dave Hendrickson’s Cracking the Ice will have you shouting GOOOAAAALLLL!