Skating Shoes are Ebook Top Nine Reasons I Love Skating Shoes Am Grateful I Read It Again It was one of my favorite books as a child and it still holds up It has lines like
Skating Shoes are Ebook Top Nine Reasons I Love Skating Shoes & Am Grateful I Read It Again: 1) It was one of my favorite books as a child and it still holds up. 2) It has lines like this: “During the last six months the little girl Harriet, without her noticing it, had disappeared and a new Harriet had taken her place. A Harriet who looked much the same outside, but was more of a person inside.”3) I had totally forgotten that the book took place in England. (Not sure if this is a testament to my terrible memory, or the fact that the book transcended time and place so well and got all of the emotional details just right. Whatever the case, this little Staten Island girl didn’t realize how far it was from her reality.) 4) The author spends real time developing the adult characters, but not at the expense of the child characters. 5) The author gives you just enough technical skating details to understand what Lalla is doing…and nothing more. 6) Harriet’s family is supportive and real and wonderful to spend time with. (I’m guessing that the author of The Penderwicks must have read these books as a child? Both families have that same cozy charm!) 7) Lalla is rude and awful to Harriet at times, and to the other characters in the book, and yet the author presents Lalla in such a way that you don’t completely loathe her. 8) Harriet doesn’t have some big turnaround where she stands up to Lalla. She responds exactly as young girl in her situation would. 9) The book is an absolute classic, but it’s still not "perfect". (There were parts where the pace would strangely speed up, the ending is a bit abrupt, and sometimes a scene would end and there’d no break between paragraphs before the author would begin another scene.) . The beloved Noel Streatfeild classic back in print It s a stroke of great luck when Harriet Johnson s doctor prescribes skating after an illness that has left her feeling frail and listless For on her very first day at the rink, Harriet meets orphaned Lalla Moore, who is being brought up by her wealthy aunt Claudia to be a skating champion Although they have little in coThe beloved Noel Streatfeild classic back in print It s a stroke of great luck when Harriet Johnson s doctor prescribes skating after an illness that has left her feeling frail and listless For on her very first day at the rink, Harriet meets orphaned Lalla Moore, who is being brought up by her wealthy aunt Claudia to be a skating champion Although they have little in common, the girls form a fast friendship Harriet is energized by talented, funny Lalla, and Lalla in turn blossoms under the affection of openhearted Harriet The girls skate together and But just as Lalla s interest in skating starts to fade, Harriet s natural talent begins to emerge Suddenly Lalla and Harriet seem headed in two very different directions Can their friendship survive. A viral Book Skating Shoes Streatfeild has the most charming, insightful, compassionate way of describing human interactions. This is my least favorite of her Shoes books so far, mostly because skating offers fewer opportunities than theater to describe the terrifying/magical feelings of auditions and performances (my favorite aspect of the other books). But "least favorite" of the Shoes books doesn't say much - they're all beautiful.