Fifteen-year old Cally accepted her fate as one of the guys, so when she meets Blake, a hot snowboarder who sees her for more than her aerials on the slopes, she falls fast and hard. But their romance can only last as long as vacation.
Or so she thinks.
A twist of fate—well, her Dad opening another brewery in a new town—lands her in Blake’s school, but the charismatic boy she fell for wants nothing to do with her, and worse, the Snow Bunnies, the popular clique, claim her as their newest recruit.
Cally must learn to be true to herself—all while landing a spot on the ski team and figuring out who she is without her old friends. And when she finds out what Blake is hiding, she learns the rules on the slopes apply to more than just skiing.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)|
About the Author
Melanie Hooyenga has lived in Washington DC, Chicago, and Mexico, but has finally settled down in her home state of Michigan. When not at her day job as Communications Director at a nonprofit, you can find her attempting to wrangle her Miniature Schnauzer Owen and playing every sport imaginable with her husband Jeremy.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite The Slope Rules by Melanie Hooyenga is a great romance for young adult readers, a story that explores love, coming of age, and personal growth. During the holidays, Cally, a fifteen-year-old beauty meets Blake, a “hot snowboarder,” with whom she develops a strong connection. But this couldn’t last long. It is just something light, a thrill in the vacation. But fate brings them again together when her father opens a new business in another town and Cally finds herself in the same school with Blake. Only this time, Blake doesn’t want to have anything to do with her. He has become someone she never knew. Watch as she navigates her new terrain, deepening her trust in herself and self-knowledge while working to find her place in the new environment. Both sporting fans and readers who love emotionally charged novels will adore The Slope Rules. Melanie Hooyenga creates memorable characters in her work. Cally is a well-rounded character and she demonstrates perfectly her age and what faces her as a young adult. She is the perfect image of what young adults go through as they traverse a critical phase in their lives, learning to trust their instincts and build meaningful relationships. The conflict is well-developed, especially the internal conflict, mostly experienced by Cally. Through the judicious use of stream of consciousness, the author unveils powerful thoughts in the protagonist and different layers of conflict. The Slope Rules is a fascinating story with an interesting plot, a novel that will arrest the attention of readers with its gorgeous characters and moving conflict.
I'm not sure where to start with this book, there are so many things that I loved about it!!!! ~friendship - it was great to see true friendships in this book, (especially with the Cally and her girlfriends!) keeping the ones back in Vermont and developing new ones in Colorado, standing up for yourself and your friends ~family - Cally lost her mom several years ago and she has a great relationship with her dad! Loved seeing this in a YA book! ~skiing - not something you typically see in books, I love Cally's confidence with her abilities plus she encouraged and helped fellow skiers (and snowboarders) - and I have to mention Melanie did a fantastic job describing what it felt like going down the hill. ~romance - I loved seeing the development of the relationship between Cally and Blake! It felt very real! (ok, the entire book was very real, nothing was too over-the-top which was so refreshing!) I highly recommend this book!! There is so much more to this book than just a YA skiing romance!