Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren is a book that is cute but also contains an important message. It is a story about sports with a hint of music, which is an instant win for me, and the main character is so strong. This is an empowering read that I was sad to put down.Title: Cold Day in the Sun
Author: Sara Biren
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
Holland Delviss wants to be known for her talent as a hockey player, not a hockey player who happens to be a girl. But when her school team is selected to be featured and televised as part of HockeyFest, her status as the only girl on the boys’ team makes her the lead story. Not everyone is thrilled with Holland’s new fame, but there’s one person who fiercely supports her, and it’s the last person she expects (and definitely the last person she should be falling for): her bossy team captain, Wes.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
This book tells the story of Holland, the only girl on the boys’ hockey team. She is forced to work twice as hard to show that she’s worthy of her place, and her life becomes even more difficult when she finds herself falling for the team captain. Cold Day in the Sun is so empowering for female athletes, but it is also absolutely adorable. I also found the music blog to be a fun addition. This is an entertaining novel that is perfect for sports fans, and fans of the contemporary genre.
❀ Inspiring Character
I loved Holland’s character, and she is so inspiring. Even though she deals with a lot of pressure, she is strong and unafraid to stand up for herself. She is so talented, and it is easy to her her genuine passion for hockey. Holland also has such an engaging voice which is visible in both her narration and her blog posts. I found it interesting how Holland has the option of the girls’ team, and when she is questioned about her reason for joining the boys, the answer is simply because she wants to. The fact that she shouldn’t need to justify her actions is influential and drives the book’s message home.
Cold Day in the Sun is a book that is both sweet and motivational. I loved the blend of sports and music and the strong main character. I would definitely recommend this one to curl up with on a cold day.