The Hardest Hit by Frank Scalise
A Sam the Hockey Player Novel

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Eleven-year-old Sam Parker is a hockey player entering the first year in which body checking is allowed. His natural fear of getting hit is temporarily overshadowed by finding out his parents are getting divorced. Determined to keep them together by being a hockey superstar, Sam instead suffers a bone-crunching check from the school bully in his first game of the season. The resulting pain and fear brings out the worst in Sam as one difficulty after another piles on. Even his best friend, Jill, doesn’t always seem to understand what he’s going through. Sam learns how to get up after life knocks you down – both on and off the ice.
 

About Frank Scalise

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Frank Scalise has been writing since he was ten years old. He was in the Army and is a police officer. He writes crime fiction under the name Frank Zafiro.Frank loves to play and watch hockey. His favorite teams are the Spokane Chiefs (WHL) and the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL). He has two dogs. Richie is named after a hockey player. Wiley has a bull rider named after him.
 
Published July 8, 2011 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 167 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Sports & Outdoors.

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