by Maureen Ulrich
Fifteen-year-old Jessie has the perfect life. She and Mark are together, hockey season is about to start and high school is so much better than junior high.
Face Off begins where Power Plays ends, the girls have shifted from hockey to ball with an exciting summer looming before them. Things are perfect for Jessie: high school, hockey and Mark. Jessie thinks she has things under control. She can handle the new environment and the new pressure.
One party, one wrong choice and all that changes.
MySpace; YouTube - her actions are everywhere. And worst of all Mark is gone and doesn't want to ever speak to her.
How will she fix this? Once again, hockey is the antidote to life's mysteries and navigating the ice is a whole lot easier than high school. Jessie learns who her true friends are and maybe, just maybe, she can put things right for Mark and her.
Ulrich has hit a winning combination of fast-paced hockey action and realistic teen experiences. On the ice and off, Jessie and her friends present situations facing many young teens and the hockey action once again keeps the pace high.