February 19, 2014

Gold Medal Winter Book Review

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Gold Medal Winter (for ages 10-14) by Donna Freitas

“It’s called the Kiss and Cry for just this reason — it’s the place where you potentially experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, all caught on camera for the world to see.”

Gold Medal Winter book cover by Donna FreitasDiscovered by Olympic gold medalist Lucy Chen at age ten, Esperanza Flores has a natural talent for figure skating. Now at sixteen, Espi has earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team! A Dominican-American Cinderella story, dubbed Spiñorita, she is “America’s hope for gold at the Olympics.”

Being a new member of the Olympic team isn’t easy. She must work hard on her routine perfecting a secret trick – a quadruple Salchow which has never been attempted at an Olympic event by a female. There are also her teammates Stacie and Meredith, who make it clear that they don’t like her. And then, there are the boys . . . A gorgeous ice prince named Hunter is vying for her attention, but Espi can’t help but be drawn to a sweet and shy hockey player named Danny.

Does Espi land the quadruple Salchow? Can she choose between Hunter and Danny? Most importantly, does she win a gold medal? If you love the Olympics, then read Chapter 1 of Gold Medal Winter and see if you get hooked.

If you could pick an Olympic sport to compete in, what would it be? Comment below!

—Elysse, STACKS Writer

  1. Anonymous

    I have’nt read this book yet, but I do figure skating, and this book sounds UBER good, and better with a crush problem for Espi!!!!!!

  2. Wendy

    umm does anyone know what was the upsetting news mama and coach chen shared with esperanza?

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  4. Brittany

    I love this book but gymnastics is way better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Brittany

    It’s a really good book. I read it twice and it’s that good. And also, the Olympics are not hard. It just takes practice. Like for me; I’m in gymnastics, it takes ALOT of practice but once you get the hang of it you’ll do even better. So for those who are in a sport or would like to be in a sport, take my advice.

  6. Brittany

    Good book. I personally like to read sports books like these because I’m in gymnastics and I would like to be a professional gymnast when I grow up.

  7. yasmine

    COOL FOR RaeL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Lucas

    What the Whaaaaat! Looks really ……akward! Well…. I’m a boy so….. I can’t tell if its, Cool or Disgusting.

  9. rebekah

    i got this book and i am at th part where her coach tells her in order to win the olympics she has to try to dothe quad sal

  10. Ashle234

    I like your book because I love ice skating and winter so munch. It’s my life to me so I love it so much like it loves me .

  11. dawnkitten32

    I like the winter olympics too!!!!!!!!!!!!! My name is dawnkitten32, and i like ice skating,skiing, and the OLYMPICSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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