Power Plays by Maureen Ulrich

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Jessie has left the close friendships she’s had since her childhood and isn’t having an easy time fitting into her new Grade Nine class. An older girl, Kim, takes a disliking to her, pushing her around and setting her up to be attacked by a group of really rough kids who land her in jail. It looks like life is going to be downhill from now on. Then, because she used to play ringette, Jessie is invited to try out for the girls hockey team. She doesn’t expect to like it, but as her skills grow, she makes new friends – girls who respect each other and rely on each other’s strength and hard work. Some even help her resist the bullies, until she can stand up for herself – stand up to Kim, who’s a pretty good hockey player herself, although not as good as she thinks she is. A fast-paced story about hockey, peer pressure and finding yourself.

About Maureen Ulrich

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Maureen Ulrich was born in Saskatoon in 1958, but grew up in Edmonton and Calgary. She has arts and teaching degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, and has taught middle-years students for 23 years, as well as working as an oil field production accountant. She has lived in Milestone and Lampman, in southeastern Saskatchewan, for the last 27 years.
Published January 1, 2012 by Coteau Books. 304 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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