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Rebel Glory

by Sigmund Brouwer
Series: Lightning on Ice #1
118 pages, Contemporary
Reviewed by Victor

Funny in spots, but with a good message as well.

Plot

Defenseman BT Macphee has been newly traded to the Red Deer Rebels Junior A hockey club in order to help the team make the playoffs. He is playing his best, but bad things keep happening to the team. When things hit rock bottom for Macphee he teams up with a girl from school to figure out who is at the bottom of the trouble before his season and possibly career are ruined.

Morality

Good and bad are pretty clear.

Spiritual Content

The principal characters BT and Cheryl defend the Bible and Cheryl says "faith in God" is a thing to strive for.

Violence

Minimal, only violence incurred in standard hockey play. Body-checks, etc.

Drug and Alcohol Content

None.

Sexual Content

A kiss on the cheek and accusations of beating up a girlfriend.

Crude or Profane Language or Content

Cockroaches are put in a players equipment, a man accuses Macphee of beating up his daughter, theft, and cheating are present.

Conclusion

Great book even if you don't know much about hockey. I'm definitely older than this book's intended audience but I pick it up once in awhile because I like the story, the characters, and the morals. Macphee learns that there is more to life than hockey and he also opens up to the fact that some things in life are not in our control.

Fun Score: 4
Values Score: 4
Written for Age: 8-10

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