Book Title: Waiting To Score
Author: J.E. MacLeod
Number of Pages: 198
Publisher: WestSide Books; (February 26, 2009)
Quirky, smart, and good looking, Zack Chase is a book-loving, talented hockey player.But he doesn’t want to turn pro like his late dad, despite his mom’s hopes. New in town, Zack’s pitted against obnoxious Mac, the hockey team captain with something against Jane, the alluring Goth-girl who’s caught Zack’s eye. As incidents on the ice and off force Zack to decide what he really wants, he copes with sore losers, other people’s drinking problems, and the consequences of making out with too many girls. As Zack focuses even less on hockey, he discovers other ways he wants to score in life, especially as a 15-year-old guy with spiking hormones. He’s being chased by hot little Mona; his best friend Sheila has curves that make him sweat; and he’d like to show Jane that he’s not another typical hockey player. Soon Zack finds out the hard way that people have secrets and burdens all their own, and that some actions have tragic, far-reaching consequences.
I really love reading debut books for finding a new good book or just the thrill of not knowing what will happen. I haven’t read that many debut books this year, yet.
I am not that big of a fan of hockey. This book was interesting enough but not that capturing to me. It was nicely written, but I couldn’t find a wow-factor in it.. Hmm.. Hockey isn’t that much talked about; it’s just the basis of where all the relationships start and unwind. Zach was different from the other hockey players which was mentioned quite a few times in the book. The plot was unique and not too cliche at all, but still I wanted more of the last statement on the back of the book.. “…people have secrets and burdens all their own, and that some actions have tragic, far-reaching consequences…” which I did not get enough of. I think that if you want to read Waiting To Score, then go ahead.. It’s not too bad, but it’s not something memorable either though.
Listening To: Just the Girl by The Click Five
Mood: jello-eating time.