Monday, November 1, 2010
White Boots by: Noel Streatfeild
"White Boots," published in 1951, is the story of Harriet Johnson, a girl who must take up ice skating to improve her health.
Harriet was all eyes and legs and hair, so much so that her brothers often told her she had turned into a daddy-long-leg. Her doctor decided that skating would improve her muscles and help her grow strong.
At first Harriet is terrible at skating. She can barely make it onto the ice. That is until she meets Lalla Moore, a young skating star.
Lalla started skating when she was three and soon discovered a talent for it. Of course, this was only expected of her because her father was a professional skater before he died. Lalla decided to help Harriet with her skating and soon the two became fast friends.
It wasn't long before Harriet began to unearth a hidden talent for skating and Lalla became jealous. She was the skating star, not Harriet!
Will Lalla be willing to lose their friendship just because she is jealous of Harriet's new found talent?
I especially enjoyed this book because it's about figure skating. I love figure skating!
This book is best for ages nine and up.
I would give this book 8.5 out of 10.