Home Ice Advantage by Tom Earle
Harper Collins, 2013. 9781443409049
Interest Level: Grades 5 and Up
Life should be fun when you’re a kid. For twelve-year-old hockey star Jake Dumont, the pressure from his dad to be the best is overwhelming. When his dad finally goes too far, Jake runs away to downtown Toronto’s historic Maple Leaf Gardens. Jake soon finds living on the street is neither safe nor easy, and a mysterious homeless man has secrets for Jake to discover. Running out of money, Jake wonders if he will ever be able to go home and get back to playing the game he loves.