I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Hockey Saint by Howard Shapiro
Published by Animal Media Group LLC on 2014-10-01
Genres: Young Adult
Twenty-one year old Jeremiah Jacobson is the world's best hockey player, but he wasn't prepared for the frenzy and scrutiny that came with that title. Tom Leonard is an average college sophomore... just a guy trying to find his place in the world as he sorts through issues that are both very real and seemingly insurmountable. Through a chance meeting, these two strike up an unlikely friendship. Their bond is tested when Tom discovers that his idol isn't as perfect up close as he seems from afar. With Jeremiah living a little too much in the moment and with his past catching up to him, will Tom be able to help him before it's too late? From the author of the critically acclaimed
Well, I originally thought that my hubby would review this but with the graphics it was difficult getting it to his Nook so I decided to read it and honestly I was surprised. I’m not much of a Graphic Novel person but this looked interesting so I thought, WHY NOT!?
The greats of this are:
- It is a quick and easy read. I flew through it!
- The characters are well developed!
- The storyline is very well done
- I was thinking about it days later!
- I’m not huge into sports but somehow Howard Shapiro had me cheering along!
The only downside I have are about the graphics. They are good but with the graphic novels that are out there I think they could be done better, however, my only experience (sadly!) is with The Walking Dead and Sandman by Neil Gaiman! Maybe I’m comparing apples to oranges though. Otherwise, the story itself is really great and I was pleasantly surprised with it.
In short: You do not have to love graphic novels nor hockey to be able to relate and enjoy this!