When times get tough, just keep skating…
Ever since Dorothy joined the Slugs & Hisses Derby team, her life has been one adventure after another. Dorothy’s onetime enemy Alex is now a friend, while her friend Jade keeps missing practices. Then the skating rink shuts down, and Dorothy’s life becomes as jumbled as a derby jam. And that’s not to mention the bizarre things happening to anyone who enters the rink (maybe it’s haunted?)…
Can Dorothy restore order to the new life she’s finally settling into, or will her world become a crazy mess she can’t skate away from?
the premise cute with age appropriate action and dramas
Perfect for your middle-grade reader, the Dorothy’s Derby Chronicles are packed with action, friendships, drama and plenty of fun. A falling disco ball at that roller rink puts everyone in danger, and the mystery is on. And just why is Jade now missing practice?
Cute and clever, the story uses the backdrop of the roller rink for action and a mystery: with questions galore: could there be a ghost? Bits of the story reminded me of the circles and red herrings thrown up during a Scooby Doo episode, and were quite fun to read. With the friendship dynamics ever-changing we see ‘enemies’ becoming friends as they are learning compromise and negotiation, teamwork and a little bit about themselves.
A bit longwinded and rambly in parts, an age appropriate reader shouldn’t find issue with those stutters in story progression, but overall I found the premise cute with age appropriate action and dramas.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility