Jamie’s coach believes that Jamie, twelve, has a better chance of achieving her Olympic dream as a pairs skater than as a single. So Jamie agrees to skate with Matt, even though they clash the first time they meet. If Matt weren’t enough to deal with, Jamie’s divorced father tells her he is getting married again. A new stepmother and six-year-old brother are just what she doesn’t need. Will her life ever be smooth skating again?
Pairs on Ice is more than a book about skating. Tweens will identify with the many conflicts Jamie faces on and off the ice in this fast-paced novel.
ELIZABETH WEISS VOLLSTADT has many happy memories of skating on a nearby pond when she was growing up on Long Island, NY. Like Jamie’s stepmother, she marveled at skaters who could jump, spin, and glide over the ice. When her daughter became a skater, she enjoyed several years as a skating mom. Elizabeth Weiss Vollstadt has worked as a prolific writer, editor, and English teacher.