Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bonus Review: Hockey Agony by Donna McDine

Last month I reviewed Donna McDine as September's Author. This month I have the second book in her Middle Grade series. The premise of this series is
based on action in each escapade transporting  the reader into a specific time period. One never knows where they will end up, past or present. 
In "Hockey Agony" a modern young boy must learn to fight against not only peer pressure, but dishonesty, injury, and a struggle with his own attitude problems.
I have both thirteen and fourteen year old sons, so I very much enjoyed McDine's portrayal of the hockey players. teenage boys are a challenge to understand, parent, and love, but McDine developed her characters  as if they were telling her the story themselves.
Hockey Agony is available on line and through the following:

Author: Donna McDine
Artist: Julie Hammond
Paperback ISBN: 9781616333607; 161633360X
eBook ISBN: 9781616333614; 1616333618
Price: $9.95 paperback / $5.00 e-book

Donna McDine is an award-winning children’s author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions, Literary Classics Silver Award & Seal of Approval Recipient Picture Book Early Reader, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention, Global eBook Awards Finalist Children’s Picture Book fiction, and Preditor & Editors Readers Poll 2010 Top Ten Children’s Book ~The Golden Pathway.

Her stories, articles and book reviews have been published in over 100 print and online publications. Her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. Donna’s recent releases of Powder Monkey and Hockey Agony will be joined by two more books to be published by Guardian Angel Publishing, A Sandy Grave, and Dee and Deb, Off They Go. She writes, moms and is a personal assistant from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI, Children’s Literature Network and Family Reading Partnership.

You can find out more about Donna McDine, her books and World of Ink Author/Book Tour at


1 comment:

  1. Hi Traci,

    Thank you for your wonderful review of Hockey Agony. I appreciate your support.