On Thin Ice by Michael Northrop audiobook

On Thin Ice

By Michael Northrop
Read by Kirby Heyborne

Scholastic Audio Books, Scholastic Inc
6.23 Hours Unabridged
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New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop captures the middle-school experience -- from the hurt to the hope -- in this powerful story of creativity in the face of cruelty. Life for 12-year-old Ked Eakins isn't easy. The school bully is after him, a lump on his back has made him a social outcast, and his last remaining friend recently abandoned him. And then his dad gambles away their rent money. Just when it seems like he should just give up, Ked determines it's time to take his life back. But what seems like a good idea quickly lands him in deeper trouble. Now Ked's really on thin ice. Ked has his creativity, however, and the school's Maker Space provides him with a place to build. He just might be able to save his family from going under -- and make a few real friends while he's at it. This contemporary underdog tale about a unique middle schooler is Michael Northrop at his gritty, gripping, unflinching best. It is a powerful portrait of a failing factory town and the families who are being dragged down with it. Ultimately, On Thin Ice is about daring to create when your whole world is crumbling.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop captures the middle-school experience -- from the hurt to the hope -- in this powerful story of creativity in the face of cruelty.

Life for 12-year-old Ked Eakins isn't easy. The school bully is after him, a lump on his back has made him a social outcast, and his last remaining friend recently abandoned him. And then his dad gambles away their rent money.

Just when it seems like he should just give up, Ked determines it's time to take his life back. But what seems like a good idea quickly lands him in deeper trouble. Now Ked's really on thin ice.

Ked has his creativity, however, and the school's Maker Space provides him with a place to build. He just might be able to save his family from going under -- and make a few real friends while he's at it.

This contemporary underdog tale about a unique middle schooler is Michael Northrop at his gritty, gripping, unflinching best. It is a powerful portrait of a failing factory town and the families who are being dragged down with it. Ultimately, On Thin Ice is about daring to create when your whole world is crumbling.

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Editorial Reviews

“Northrop gets at the core of human nature through masterful pacing.” Kirkus Reviews, praise for the author

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Author Bio: Michael Northrop

Author Bio: Michael Northrop

Michael Northrop has written short fiction for Weird Tales, the Notre Dame Review, and McSweeney’s. His debut novel, Gentlemen, earned him a Flying Start from Publishers Weekly, and his young adult thriller Trapped was published in 2011 to great acclaim. An editor at Sports Illustrated Kids for many years, he now writes full time from his home in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.23
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English