A teen tennis star decides that the craziness of fame and the pressure of her schedule no longer make sense. Although she's at the top of her game, and has access to lucrative commercial opportunities, she just wants out. She takes a year in hiding at an out-of-the-way small town, but even in a population of less than a hundred people, she manages to meet an interesting boy. How can she reconcile the fame from her past life and the quiet from her new one?
This is a fun escapist read, with enjoyable writing. Grace's voluntary reversal of fortune - from stardom to an eco-friendly cabin in Alaska without hot water - offers readers the chance to think about what is most important. Mature content (drinking, relationships) makes this title inappropriate for some elementary readers.
"Let me stop right here and tell you that if you are picturing a cabin in one of those ski magazines, with a hot tub, a sauna, and posh rooms - erase that."
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