Waiting to Score 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 obnox

  • Title: Waiting to Score
  • Author: J.E. MacLeod
  • ISBN: 9781934813010
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 rQuirky, 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.

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    1. On the surface, Waiting to Score seems like a book about hockey. I was delighted to discover that it is so much more. Rather, hockey is a backdrop for the relationships between main character, Zach, and his mother, the Goth girl he's interested in, his best friend Sheila, and the dead father who is a constant shadow stalking Zach's life. And these are not simple characters or simple relationships, which was one of the things I love most about this book. Going into it, I kinda thought I had it fi [...]

    2. J. E. MacLeod’s debut novel is a well-written, genuinely suspenseful tome on living, losing, and loving. From page one, the author dives straight into the world of high school, hockey practices, and parties and explores the complex relationships of contemporary adolescence with an authentic teen voice. You will find genuine characters and portrayals of Zack, his enemies, his friends, and his “more than” friends until the very last page.Waiting to Score will have you riding a roller coaster [...]

    3. I really don't like writing negative reveiws, and you may read this and love it. This is the kind of YA book that I don’t like and I ended up skimming the last half just to get it over with. I could tell from the first chapter, maybe even the first page that I wasn’t really going to like this one. I prefer uplifting books, even when there are tough topics, I like books that make you feel better while teaching a lesson. For me, this was just a downer. In one review I read they said that the a [...]

    4. I liked this story, but I did have some problems with it.Zack's voice is entertaining and I liked his character, until he does a few things that make him not so likable and he doesn't seem to understand why he's done them, other than he's a fifteen year old boy.I understood why Jane made the choices she did, but Mona's motivation, after what had been done to her, didn't make sense at all. She was a troubled young woman, but why would she have turned her back on her friend and tried to find accep [...]

    5. The cover of this book could use some work, but I didn't factor that into my rating. Overall, I found this to be a nice story, but I didn't find the characters to have much depth, particularly Jane. I didn't like many of the decisions the main character made and felt like these weren't addressed at all. I wanted to feel for the characters, but I couldn't attach to them emotionally. The book is definitely sexually explicit, but I think it does fit into the reality of what teenagers are doing toda [...]

    6. This book surprised me in an extremely good way :] I can't stand sports, but this book rocked. It was a little slow for about the first 50 pages. Despite being a hockey book, it's not all about hockey. The complicated characters face a lot of true high school dilemmas. This is a great book for teens, especially boys!

    7. i like that the characters were almost visible, i pictured their voices, faces, how they interacted so perfectly in my mind. the story wasn’t solely about hockey but about the real struggles of our youth. definitely recommend.

    8. Authors, editors, proofreaders, publishers everywhere, I bid you now: Learn your homophones! Hour and our; there, their, and they're; hair and hare; red and read; led and lead; where and wear; would and wood; no and know; its and it's; principal and principle; stationary and stationery; capital and capitol; heal and heel; lane and lain; your and you're; hear and here; dun and done; pair and pear; yew, you, and you; bore and boar; air, heir, and err; plait and plate; right, rite, and write; and m [...]

    9. As a serious hockey fan who just had her team win the STANLEY CUP (woo hoo Penguins!), I have to say that this book was exactly what I needed. I loved it and I couldn't have picked a better time to read it.Zack Chase has got serious skills on the ice. It's in his blood, after all. His father was a famous hockey player who met an untimely demise leaving Zack to continue his legacy. But that isn't all there is to him. He loves to read, he plays the guitar and he's also just a normal teenaged boy. [...]

    10. New kid Zachary Chase is not like other hockey players, or so he’s been told. All his teammates in Haletown seem to be jerks, but Zack prefers to be a gentleman. And while his fellow players’ main hobbies besides the sport are basically partying, drinking, and hooking up, Zach is intelligent and would rather read. It’s no wonder the biggest bully Mac, captain of the hockey team, has something against Zack. Most of Zack’s classmates don’t know what to make of him either, the new hockey [...]

    11. Zach, a hockey-playing 15-year-old living in the shadow of his dead father, struggles to decide what he really wants after he and his mother make a fresh start in Montana. Should he stick with the hockey team or try out for the school play? Should he chase Jane, the literary Goth girl, or succumb to the charms of Sheila, his best friend? Should he fulfill his mother’s dreams for an NHL career like his father’s or forge his own path? Good looking, well-read, sensitive, and athletic, Zach seem [...]

    12. Again, one from the ARC pile at work.Just very bleh feeling on this book. I didn't mind the sports angle of the book, but I could rarely relate to the characters and their problems. Zachary's a well-enough character, but yes, we get it- he's different from the other hockey players. He reads! He likes goth chicks! He plays guitar! And under no circumstance, does he want to be compared to his late father (an NHL player)! The conflict seems so ready, and then they add molestation and attempted date [...]

    13. How did you pick this book? The librarian recommended it to me because i like hockey books. Setting: This book takes place in Zachs town and around his town. Conflict:Zach is faced with the fact that he starts to like this goth girl and his hockey teammates are sore losers and are jerks to him sometimes.Characterization: Zach as a character is smart, good looking, and talented at hockey. ‘‘You are the best hockey player on your team’’ I think the quote shows his skill as a hockey player [...]

    14. I’ve been looking forward to reading Waiting to Score by MacLeod for a couple months now, and I’m so glad I was able to get my hands on a copy. I read the book in one sitting because I enjoyed it so much. The book is more than just a story about a teenage boy whose life is expected to revolve around being a hockey star. Waiting to Score is a novel about Zack Chase who is the new student in town, and is faced with the struggles of fitting into a new team and building friendships with teenager [...]

    15. I wasn’t at all sure what to expect from this novel. It’s always interesting reading a debut author, for that reason alone. Secondly, I absolutely hate hockey, and as it happens to turn out it is mostly for some of the same reasons the girls in the novel have. Because I’ve met too many hockey player jerks. Despite what I initially assumed, Waiting to Score surprised me!The characters at first glace, might seem like a stereotypical jock, goth girl, best friend, but there is a lot more going [...]

    16. This was a really fun read! Waiting to score Isn't your average sports book. I'll admit when I got it, that I liked the idea. I'm not a huge sports gal, but Hockey is big to us Canadian's, so this was a cute treat!Waiting to Score tells the story of of 15 year old, Hockey Player Zachary Chase. He's the new kid in town and has to live up to his fathers memory, a mother who loves the idea of him being a Hockey star more then he does and the girl who he can't get out of his head.Being a young kid w [...]

    17. I entered to win this book because it looked like it would appeal to reluctant readers, particularly boys, and it did not disappoint. The story is fast paced and explores the underbelly of high school: parties, drinking, and sex. The main character Zack is a star hockey player, who is trying to figure out if that is really all he wants from life. He negotiates moving to a new town by relying on the values his mother has instilled in him, namely respect for women. I was worried this book was goin [...]

    18. Hockey fans will, of course, enjoy the backdrop--competition on and off the ice. But you don't have to be a sports fan to love this book. The main character, Zach, is a rare breed (at least in novels), a jock that's in touch with his feelings. Though he isn't perfect, I absolutely loved everything about him. If he were real, I'd ask him on a date. But there is so much more here than sports and romance. The story is about commitment, and what it means to be a true friend. The details are authenti [...]

    19. This book is intense. It's about Zachary Chase, a fifteen-year-old hockey player who moves back to his hometown for his junior year of high school. Mac, the hockey captain and all-around king of the school, is threatened by Zack's talent on the ice and they form an instant rivalry. This is complicated by the fact that Zack catches Mac harassing goth-girl Jane, whom Zack has a crush on. J.E. MacLeod has painted a vivid portrait of small-town Montana and the lives of the high schoolers there. Zack [...]

    20. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It is not so much about hockey as it is about finding oneself. This is a perfect book for young adults who are currently in the process of discovering who they are while dealing with the same teenage issues that Zack deals with. Zack is the main character and is far from perfect but at the same time makes a good role model because of his ideals and values. Teens will relate to his struggles to define himself, and at the same time, make the right choices. [...]

    21. I wanted to care about this book and these charactersbut I couldn't find it in me. The protagonist was kind of whiny (and occasionally a jerk in ways that made him little better than the antagonist), the antagonist had no redeeming qualities whatsoever, and their rivalry was just irritating. I suppose, sad as it is, it's a realistic portrayal of modern high school society, but I still couldn't get into the book. I finally forced myself to finish it tonight so I could post it and return it to the [...]

    22. I started this book and could not put it down. Growing up in small town manitoba I could relate to every character. Great development of plot and story line is right on the money for the intended audience and us slightly older readers. I also passed this book on to my mother and she loved it - Said she could see each of the characters in people that she knew - she also read it in one night and could not put it down because she was totally engrossed in the story line.Thanks Janet for a great read [...]

    23. Zack Chase, new in town, gets a crash course in the dangerous, fast-paced lives of local teen athletes. A good-looking, book-loving hockey star, Zack’s also expected to be a womanizing, alcohol-abusing party animal, but it’s not who he is. As jealous, obnoxious team captain Mac hounds him, Zack falls for Goth-girl Jane and befriends her teammate brother, both with their own secrets. Tragedy strikes and affects them all in this true-to-life debut novel, giving readers an insight into the live [...]

    24. I really liked this book. It was nothing like I expected. This is a book about Zack Chase who has just moved to a new town and has started a new school. While he is good at hockey he isn't sure if this is what he wants to do with his life. In this book Zack is dealing with being the new kid, making new friends, and getting to know Jane one of the girls from school that isn't exactly as she seems. He has to deal with his Mothers ambitions for him. This is a story of how he feels and is trying to [...]

    25. This book jumped right into the story so it's a good choice for reluctant readers. I found the situation a bit unbelievable as far as teen experience but I think our teens would like it. The bully character had no redeeming qualities and other than his dad being a bully no reason for his behavior.

    26. The strength of this young adult book lies in the pacing and character development. None of the people and none of their stories are predictable and you relate in some fashion to each of them--even the bad guy.I would recommend this for teens (both male and female), for parents, and for teachers. There's a lot to pay attention to in J.E. MacLeod's book.

    27. I love reading books in the male perspective. At times I thought that MacLeod made Zach too perfect, like there is no dude like this, but I like that she included him being a stupid teenager with hormones and making mistakes in his story. This was quick guilty pleasure read.

    28. I had a hard time getting into this book. It may be because the subject matter was something I'd normally not read. It's not a bad books; just not my taste, I suppose.

    29. An edgy, realistic story about life as a teen. Every teenager will enjoy reading this book. Characters are well-developed and easy to know. An enjoyable read.

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