ISBN-13: 9781466474666 / Angielski / Miękka / 2011 / 290 str.
Seventeen year old figure skater Penny Trudeau has secrets. She's not perfect, as hard as she tries to be. With a mother who is dying and a father who treats her like she's invisible, Penny has every reason to lie. To escape the life that is spinning out of control, she falls into the arms of an older boy. But when she lies about her age and he finds out the truth, Penny loses the one good thing that has happened in a long time. Carter McCray is the hockey hunk she falls for, but Carter has his own family drama, and he's not looking for trouble. Penny proves to be the exception, until the truth comes out and he can't get past the betrayal-or her father's threats. Can Penny find her way back into Carter's heart, or will she have to face the harsh realities of life on her own? Penny's choices lead her down a dangerous road and the secrets she's keeping will change her world forever. On Thin Ice is the story of a young girl's journey from being a child in a dysfunctional home, to a young adult who has to learn from her mistakes, make hard life choices in the face of devastating circumstances, and live with the consequences of a lie. Although there are no explicit scenes or language in this book, I believe the subject matter is suitable for young adults ages 14+ and will appeal to any adult reader who has ever lost someone close or been faced with issues such as eating disorders, rape, teen pregnancy, or having alcoholic parents. Most everyone on some level, I suspect. Penny's story is a testament to the human spirit and the resilience of our hearts, even when faced with tragedies beyond our control. This is a story of triumph over tragedy, faith, and how good things can come from bad situations.