The Vine: April 30, 2014
After watching the team Olympic figure-skating competition, I was reminded of a YA book that I read in the mid-late '90s.
It was about a teenage figure skater who was forced into early retirement by her parents after suffering either an injury or perhaps some sort of illness (there is a chance it was a behavioral issue instead but I'm pretty sure it was just something health-related). Her parents sent her to boarding school with strict instructions to the administration that she not be allowed to do anything ice-related. She is, of course, furious and ends up meeting a guy who helps her sneak around and practice for some upcoming competition. I feel like in the end her parents come around and support her at the event, but I'm sketchy on the details.
I know she was super-pissed because they took away her special gold skates. One part that sticks vividly in my mind is that she wore one of her figure-skating costumes to a party and it was homemade with a cutout midriff section. I remember thinking how risque that seemed to me!
I have searched Google and Goodreads but can't seem to come up with the correct book. Hoping another reader can help!
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