Something big was about to happen. Gary knew it as
soon as he saw the Television trucks parked outside the Charlottetown Civic
Thirteen-year-old Gary MacDonald loves to play hockey. Every year he looks
forward to making his backyard rink with his Dad. But this year, Gary feels
it’s not going to happen. His dad is too depressed about the divorce. Gary
doesn’t know what to feel, happy or sad, because this year he is on the
Bantam AAA team for the Charlottetown Abbies! But things aren’t going too
great, what with a bully on his team. One day Gary figures out that his
favourite team, the Snow Dogs, is coming to Prince Edward Island, better
yet, Charlottetown! Now he has a lot of pressure building up on him, what
with his parents divorce, being the smallest player on his team, and a
Russian player (Dmitri Rushkov) depending on him to teach him the ‘ways’ of
Canadian author Nancy Russell wrote Rink Of Dreams. Russell writes
fiction books for kids ages 10-14. All of her books are set on Prince Edward
Island. I recommend reading Farwell to the Ferryboats, One Magical
Summer, Light the Way Home, and of course, Rink of Dreams.
Rink Of Dreams is a paperback fiction novel with 256 pages. I
recommend this book for kids in grades 6-9.
This is an excellent book to read! I felt that you could read it any time of
the day, or just when there is nothing to do. But be aware, you will get
lost in the story! This page-turner keeps you hanging after each chapter.
There are many characters, and some dramatic moments that will keep you
reading forever. For girls, like myself who read this book, you get sucked
into Gary’s life even though he is a boy! Anybody who reads this book almost
feels like you know Gary personally. I loved this book and I think you will
I give Rink of Dreams five stars.