Skate School: Ice Princess Paperback
Part of the Skate School series
Capturing the glamour, heartache and triumphs of Junior Olympic figure-skating, this stunning new series whisks readers off to, quite literally, the coolest boarding school on earth.
Francesca Willis is sharp, funny and quirky, but let's face it, pretty average...until you see her blades hit the ice.
Then Frankie is truly spectacular. Frankie's love and flair for ice-skating means she's dedicated to practising at her local ice-rink every morning, teaching herself the hottest moves and the toughest spins. And her dreams look like they might come true when she is offered a place at team GB's Olympic training school, far from home in the idyllic Swiss mountains.
But while the school boasts world-class tuition and promises sporting success, its super-privileged pupils are so cool they're practically sub-zero.
Frankie's going to have to work hard to form friendships and fine-tune her talent in this fiercely competitive environment.
After all, Frankie has talent, dedication and passion - but does she have what it takes to be a winner?
A gripping new boarding school series with added ice, "Skate School" combines ambition, competition, friendship and fun. This compulsively cool read is sure to inspire budding sports stars everywhere - just in time for the Winter Olympics!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/10/2009
- Category: School
- ISBN: 9780746099254
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Review by boppisces
First in the Skate School series set in a boarding school for aspiring ice skaters. Frankie loves ice skating but is self taught from watching others on television and, as well, her skates are rapidly becoming too small for her as her parents cannot afford new ones. At one of her early morning skating sessions she is spotted by a talent scout, Madame Kristiana von Berne, Coaching Director of a skate school in Switzerland, who offers her a place at the school. After much debate Frankie decides to accept the once in a lifetime offer. This book takes the reader through the sometimes cutthroat world of training for Junior Olympic figure skating. A good read, especially for a tween who dreams of ice skating stardom.