It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Michigan vs. the Boys by Carrie S. Allen + Giveaway (US/Canada)
Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for
MICHIGAN VS. THE BOYS, by Carrie S. Allen,
releasing October 1, 2019 from KCP Loft!
Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author:
Hello, YABC! I’m excited to share the cover of MICHIGAN VS. THE BOYS!
KCP Loft’s covers are all gorgeous, so when my editor asked if I had any suggestions, I kept my stick-figure artistic skills to myself. But secretly, I hoped for pond ice—and I got it, thanks to cover designer Emma Dolan! I grew up skating on a frozen pond and didn’t actually set foot in an indoor rink until my first week of college. Skating on outdoor ice is hard work; the surface is rugged and cracked, your lungs freeze, and you’re trying not to think about what lurks beneath you. But it’s also beautiful and peaceful and satisfying. Pond ice is in my soul, and in Michigan’s too. That solitary figure on the cover is, of course, Michigan! I love that she’s pictured alone, because when Michigan’s hockey team is cut, she loses her girl gang of teammates. On her own, she faces a team of vengeful boys trying to keep her from the game she loves. (Did I mention it’s her own team??) Buckle your helmet. Mouthguard in. And don’t mess with a girl who’s got skates on her feet and pond ice in her soul.
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Michigan Vs. the Boys
Carrie S. Allen
Release date: October 1, 2019
Publisher: KCP Loft
About the Book
Hockey meets the #MeToo movement in this powerful debut novel.
Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls’ hockey team off the ice this year.
If she wants colleges to notice her, Michigan has to find a way to play. Luckily, there’s still one team left in town …
The boys’ team isn't exactly welcoming, but Michigan’s prepared to prove herself. She plays some of the best hockey of her life, in fact, all while putting up with changing in the broom closet, constant trash talk and “harmless” pranks that always seem to target her.
But once hazing crosses the line into assault, Michigan must weigh the consequences of speaking up — even if it means putting her future on the line.
About the Author
Carrie S. Allen grew up in the Colorado mountains, at 10,000 feet elevation. She put herself through a bachelor’s in biology and a master’s in sport science by driving a Zamboni machine. She worked as a certified athletic trainer, first in a high school, and then in collegiate sports medicine. She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, kids and dogs. When she’s not acting as an unpaid chauffeur, she writes about athletes. Not female athletes, but athletes who happen to be female.
One winner will receive an advanced copy of MICHIGAN VS. THE BOYS, open US/Canada.
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I love that this book features a girl who's willing to work hard, outside of her comfort zone, to get to college. The cover is striking.