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Open Ice [Download] ➸ Open Ice Author Pat Hughes – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk NICKY TAG NICKY TAG All his life, crowds have been cheering for Nick TaglioHe s been skating since he could walk, scoring goals since he picked up a hockey stick He s only a sopho but he rules the ice NICKY TAG NICKY TAG All his life, crowds have been cheering for Nick TaglioHe s been skating since he could walk, scoring goals since he picked up a hockey stick He s only a sopho but he rules the ice, because Nicky Tag s a fighter Which means you have to take some hits concussions come with the territory When he gets another head injury, his doctor, his parents, and his coach tell him he can never play again Too dangerous, they say He can t risk his future But they don t understand that without hockey, Nick has no future It s not a game, it s his life And nobody can stop him from playing.


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10 thoughts on “Open Ice

  1. Nick Nick says:

    Open Ice by Pat Hughes Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrr GOAL Nick Taglio is the leading goal scorer of the New England Hockey League NEHL This story is about a 21st century 16 year old boy who doesn t just view hockey as his sport, but sees it as his life He lives in Shore Haven, Connecticut with his dad, mom, and two younger brothers, Brian and Gabriel Nick Taglio is a strong, muscular teenager with dark eyes and spiked hair who loves the game of hockey He has a hot temper and smart mouth and is determ Open Ice by Pat Hughes Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrr GOAL Nick Taglio is the leading goal scorer of the New England Hockey League NEHL This story is about a 21st century 16 year old boy who doesn t just view hockey as his sport, but sees it as his life He lives in Shore Haven, Connecticut with his dad, mom, and two younger brothers, Brian and Gabriel Nick Taglio is a strong, muscular teenager with dark eyes and spiked hair who loves the game of hockey He has a hot temper and smart mouth and is determined to get back on the ice when his doctor tells him he can t because of a grade four concussion His best friend, Griff, is a tall, thin kid who plays goalie on Nick s high school team Griff is good between the pipes until he lets in a few goals then it all goes downhill from there because of his short temper and lack of confidence Nick s girlfriend, Devin, is a skinny, pretty girl with brown hair who loves the fact that Nick plays ice hockeythan she loves Nick She is bossy, conceited and self centered and dumps him after he is told that he can t play hockey any Nick Taglio and hockey have gone together since he was five years old From the first day he laced up his skates, hockey became his life Nick is no mediocre player, he is the all star center who has always led the league in points and mastered the art of hockey Until one day it happened, a third grade four concussion, which turned his life upside down Nick was on a breakaway, when he got checked from behind, and ended up unconscious and was rushed to the hospital The news that he could no longer play hockey started Nick on a destructive path that affected everyone and everything in his life Because of his emotions, he can t seem to get control of his life and his relationships He has so much anger that builds up inside of him that he becomes depressed and distances himself from his family and friends The side effects of his concussion lead him to not be able to focus in class and as a result he doesn t turn in his work and his grades drop These conflicts in his life cause him to becomedepressed every day You should definitely read Open Ice, by Pat Hughes You should read this book if you love ice hockey, or any contact sport, because it provides specific details about the game and a great deal of education about avoiding a concussion and how to deal with a concussion Another reason you should read this book is because it is humorous and exciting which makes this book easy to relate to Also the very descriptive details provide the reader with imagery that paints a mental picture in your head These are some reasons why you should definitely read Open Ice However, you might not like this book because of the mature language and content Another reason you might not like this book is if you don t like to read about ice hockey or sports in general, you won t like this book


  2. Samantha Samantha says:

    I think that this book is like okay but like if you are under the age of ten you should not read it because it has ALOT of language and some inapropriet things


  3. Chessen Coleman Chessen Coleman says:

    Open Ice, By Pat Hughes, is about a boy named Nick Taglio His whole life revolves around hockey and he is quite remarkable at it, even talking MVP at the high school level for him His hockey career is ended, when he gets a 4th concussion after he gets hit against the boards After the hit, he sees a neurologist and it turns out, he got a 3rd degree concussion, which is the worst kind Open Ice, is definitely worth reading Pat Hughes is very good at entertaining the audience throughout th Open Ice, By Pat Hughes, is about a boy named Nick Taglio His whole life revolves around hockey and he is quite remarkable at it, even talking MVP at the high school level for him His hockey career is ended, when he gets a 4th concussion after he gets hit against the boards After the hit, he sees a neurologist and it turns out, he got a 3rd degree concussion, which is the worst kind Open Ice, is definitely worth reading Pat Hughes is very good at entertaining the audience throughout the book The book also shows a good life lesson, that nothing is given, you always have to work for it And if you like external and internal conflict between himself, family, girlfriend, and doctors, this book is for you The book is also relatable to anyone who has gotten hurt in a sport The one thing that I disliked was the sheer amount of swearing and vulgar language, despite this, the book is definitely worth reading


  4. Abrianna Abrianna says:

    Open Ice by Pat Hughes in my opinion, wasn t the best book about hockey there is The book follows a boy named Nick and his struggle with his concussion and wanting to play hockey still A lot of the book deals with his high school drama It has the cliche girlfriend who leaves him for another kid on his team after he s not able to play Minus that, the book was okay Nick learns to figure out what is important and what isn t from losing and gaining friends.


  5. Allison Scott Allison Scott says:

    There were parts of this book I loved and a few parts especially at the start that I hated.


  6. Evan Underwood Evan Underwood says:

    Very good if you like hockey.


  7. Owen Owen says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here If your interested in hockey and the adversity that they go through this would be the book for you nick the star hockey player on his varsity high school hickey team got hit one game and had a massive concussion and he was told he would never play again but as he was getting better and better he tried getting on the ice but because he hasn t been on the ice in a while he was a little rusty and he but in the end he ended up playing again and being just as good even with the concussion he fought h If your interested in hockey and the adversity that they go through this would be the book for you nick the star hockey player on his varsity high school hickey team got hit one game and had a massive concussion and he was told he would never play again but as he was getting better and better he tried getting on the ice but because he hasn t been on the ice in a while he was a little rusty and he but in the end he ended up playing again and being just as good even with the concussion he fought hard through the pain and was able to come back


  8. Maol Mhuire O& Maol Mhuire O& says:

    I m not well read on juvenile young adult books these days, but I found this one easy to read and interesting enough to keep me turning the pages.The main character, Nick Taglio, or Tag, is a hockey star in high school The book starts when Nick gets hit from behind by an opposing player during a game, which results in him getting a grade 3 concussion, which is the worst kind Turns out that Nick s had several concussions so far and that this is his last his parents and neurologist won t let I m not well read on juvenile young adult books these days, but I found this one easy to read and interesting enough to keep me turning the pages.The main character, Nick Taglio, or Tag, is a hockey star in high school The book starts when Nick gets hit from behind by an opposing player during a game, which results in him getting a grade 3 concussion, which is the worst kind Turns out that Nick s had several concussions so far and that this is his last his parents and neurologist won t let him play again But he is not deterred from trying to get back on the ice.Along the way, Nick addresses different political issues such as race, gender, and sexuality There s also plenty of drama between himself and his girlfriend as well as his family.Among all the different arguments and fights between all the characters, I kept waiting for some blow out that would drastically change all the lives of the characters, or at least Nick s life But surprisingly, the changes in the characters were gradual, which I think istrue to life the big life changing event came right at the beginning of the book And I think it s pretty impressive that the author was able to sustain interest to the very end of the book considering that.I would ve liked to have seen a littlephysical description of the characters basically, you learn what they look like the first time your encounter them and then that s it.The story is also told from the point of view of what I think to be a typical white, straight, male jock There s a lot of swearing, use of the word faggot, etc Toward the end of the book, Nick legitimizes the use of the word faggot by differentiating between one and someone who is gay One character is revealed to be gay toward the end of the book as well, and Nick explains to his mom that Lucas is gay, but not a faggot She asks what the difference is He explains gay is gay, but being a faggot means being a pussy Mom doesn t react to either word usage, and so using faggot is legitimized much in the same way it was in the movie 8 Mile if you ve ever seen it It seems like a cop out to me considering the way in which fag or faggot is still used largely in society, still as an undercut to gay and or queer people, a delegitimization or objectification of them The absence of Nick s mom s reaction to the use of the word pussy does exactly the same thing in the book it legitimizes this use of the word and the use of the word at all in a book that is marketed to and written for young adults, particularly white, middle class, straight male high school athletes.Nick is also an honest third person narrator, acting the tough guy towards the other characters at first, but revealing his internal thoughts and feelings of insecurity, anger, and guilt He also eventually reveals these to the other characters, making him, ultimately, a sincere character.This was an interesting and quick read for me and will help me in my research for writing my own hockey novel


  9. ACS Librarian ACS Librarian says:

    This book takes on a complex and controversial topic 13 sports concussions The author meticulously portrays the science and consequences of repeated head injuries This information may have been groundbreaking when it was published in 2005 But sports medicine has made huge gains in concussion awareness and treatment since then The info still stands, but the emotional responses already seem dated and frustrating As for everything else about the book, especially the portrayal of relationships, This book takes on a complex and controversial topic 13 sports concussions The author meticulously portrays the science and consequences of repeated head injuries This information may have been groundbreaking when it was published in 2005 But sports medicine has made huge gains in concussion awareness and treatment since then The info still stands, but the emotional responses already seem dated and frustrating As for everything else about the book, especially the portrayal of relationships, I 19mdisgusted than frustrated Nick Taglio is a high school hockey star, but a series of blows to the head have put him at risk for permanent brain damage He has to quit, and can 19t cope That 19s understandable enough And maybe the parents would fight each other over whether to let their son risk further injury, like they do here But I can 19t imagine they would let him keep going to parties and drinking the way he does Nick is home alone one night with his 2 year old brother, and takes this opportunity to polish off half a bottle of vodka Mom wails, Dad screams and threatens to kick him out of the house Give it a day or two, though, and Nick is free to party again Time for the girlfriend to step in as a uniquely psycho buzzkill She challenges Nick to give his parents, his coach, his doctor, and conceivably the high school sports administration an ultimatum to let him play This stupid rant doesn 19t deserve two sentences, let alone the repeated paragraphs that Hughes gives to it Then there 19s my main problem with Nick himself He isn 19t just an unpredictable post concussion head case He shows all the symptoms of being a life long jerk His parents seem to be OK people, totally invested in his athletic ability, and scared for his future But for some strange reason, Nick typically refers to them as the Mick and the Wop It 19s not as if these insults only appear when his synapses scramble That 19s his all purpose any time put down, and Hughes makes it feel like that 19s been the case for years The effect is both bewildering and annoying The rest of Nick 19s life goes way beyond annoying He 19s a 10th grader on the prowl for sympathy sex, and his loser girlfriend is happy to oblige There 19s nothing warm, fuzzy or sexy about that hookup She soon tires of his sleepiness and mood swings It 19s already beenthan a week since the concussion diagnosis, after all So they scratch and claw and spit and daggum, just go away, both of you Forget about Nick 19s concussion This book makes my head spin


  10. Int& Int& says:

    This book takes on a complex and controversial topic sports concussions The author meticulously portrays the science and consequences of repeated head injuries This information may have been groundbreaking when it was published in 2005 But sports medicine has made huge gains in concussion awareness and treatment since then The info still stands, but the emotional responses already seem dated and frustrating As for everything else about the book, especially the portrayal of relationships, This book takes on a complex and controversial topic sports concussions The author meticulously portrays the science and consequences of repeated head injuries This information may have been groundbreaking when it was published in 2005 But sports medicine has made huge gains in concussion awareness and treatment since then The info still stands, but the emotional responses already seem dated and frustrating As for everything else about the book, especially the portrayal of relationships, I mdisgusted than frustrated Nick Taglio is a high school hockey star, but a series of blows to the head have put him at risk for permanent brain damage He has to quit, and can t cope That s understandable enough And maybe the parents would fight each other over whether to let their son risk further injury, like they do here But I can t imagine they would let him keep going to parties and drinking the way he does Nick is home alone one night with his 2 year old brother, and takes this opportunity to polish off half a bottle of vodka Mom wails, Dad screams and threatens to kick him out of the house Give it a day or two, though, and Nick is free to party again Time for the girlfriend to step in as a uniquely psycho buzzkill She challenges Nick to give his parents, his coach, his doctor, and conceivably the high school sports administration an ultimatum to let him play This stupid rant doesn t deserve two sentences, let alone the repeated paragraphs that Hughes gives to it Nick isn t just an unpredictable post concussion head case He shows all the symptoms of being a life long jerk His parents seem to be OK people, totally invested in his athletic ability, and scared for his future But for some strange reason, Nick typically refers to them as the Mick and the Wop It s not as if these insults only appear when his synapses scramble That s his all purpose any time put down, and Hughes makes it feel like that s been the case for years The effect is both bewildering and annoying The rest of Nick s life goes way beyond annoying He s a 10th grader on the prowl for sympathy sex, and his loser girlfriend is happy to oblige There s nothing warm, fuzzy or sexy about that hookup She soon tires of his sleepiness and mood swings It s already beenthan a week since the concussion diagnosis, after all So they scratch and claw and spit and daggum, just go away, both of you Forget about Nick s concussion This book makes my head spin


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