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The Comeback (Digital Audiobook)

By E. L. Shen, Nancy Wu (Narrator)

Publication Date: January 20, 2021

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/1/2022)
Hardcover (1/19/2021)
Library Binding, Large Print (12/1/2021)
MP3 CD (2/18/2021)
Compact Disc (2/18/2021)


Twelve-year-old Maxine Chen is just trying to nail that perfect landing: on the ice, in middle school, and at home, where her parents worry that competitive skating is too much pressure for a budding tween. Maxine isn’t concerned however?she’s determined to glide to victory. But then a bully at school starts teasing her about her Chinese heritage, leaving her stunned and speechless. And at the rink, she finds herself up against a stellar new skater named Hollie, whose grace and skill threaten to edge Maxine out of the competition. With everything she knows on uneven ice, will Maxine crash under the pressure? Or can she power her way to a comeback?Set in Lake Placid, New York, this is a spunky yet stirring middle-grade story that examines racism, female rivalry and friendship, and the enduring and universal necessity of love and support.

About the Author

Daniel de Vise is a critically acclaimed author and journalist. A graduate of Wesleyan and Northwestern, he has worked at several newspapers, including The Washington Post. The author of Andy and Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show and the co-author of I Forgot To Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia, he shared a 2001 Pulitzer Prize and has garnered more than two dozen national and regional journalism awards. He lives with his family in Maryland.