Kate Messner's Sugar and Ice is due to be released in December 2010. I had the pleasure of reading an ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) of S & I this past week.
From Kate's Website:
Walker Books for Young Readers (December 2010)
For Claire Boucher, life is all about skating on the frozen cow pond and in the annual Maple Show right before the big pancake breakfast on her family's maple farm. But all that changes when Claire is offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity-a scholarship to train with the elite skaters in Lake Placid. Tossed into a world of mean girls on ice, where competition is everything, Claire soon realizes that her sweet dream-come-true has sharper edges than she could have imagined. Can she find the strength to stand up to the people who want her to fail and the courage to decide which dream she wants to follow?
I can't wait to read more from Kate Messner -- she's a talented writer and a treasure to the middle-grade genre. And she's contributed some strong new girl athletes to the fold.
When Sugar and Ice comes out in December, I would encourage everyone to grab a copy for their favorite girl athlete!