Book Reviews of Before I Go

Before I Go
Before I Go
Author: Riley Weston
ISBN-13: 9780977954322
ISBN-10: 0977954323
Publication Date: 11/1/2006
Pages: 408
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Campfire Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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For Madison and her mother, ice skating has been their life. Madison started figure skating when she was three, and now, at sixteen, she is well on her way to her Olympic dream, thanks to coaching from her mother, a former ice star. Their skater-coach, daughter-mother relationship has been through it all, from heated disagreements to tough decisions, but nevertheless they are a winning duo headed for success.

Shine as Madison does on ice, she isn't popular at school and doesn't fit in well with the cliques. Her only friend is Jackson, her lifelong buddy who does fit in very well with the group and is a popular athlete at school. Their friendship is priceless, but Madison doesn't even know the extent of Jackson's feelings for her.

Then when Madison's strange dizzy spells turn into their worse fears, Madison just may have to say goodbye to the ice and to everyone she loves.

Although a little rusty, this is a wonderful debut novel from author/screenwriter Riley Weston. I greatly enjoyed this emotional novel with the complex, loving bonds between the characters and the different struggles they all faced in the end. Overall, it was a heart-touching read in the same style as Lurene McDaniel's and Nicholas Sparks's novels.