Forever Skating Forward

Figure Skating Friends Old and New

Children - Preteen
158 Pages
Reviewed on 05/25/2017
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Author Biography


Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz has twenty three years experience as a contributing writer with United States Figure Skating. She is the author of numerous articles for Skating Magazine and she works as a contributing writer for U.S.Figure Skating’s web page “Club Spotlight”. She has also been a contributor for the nationally recognized figure skating Ice Network and Professional Skaters Magazine. She covers numerous skating events for U.S. Figure Skating in the North Atlantic region.
Joanne is the author of the popular Skating Forward Series. Three of Joanne’s books, Still Skating Forward Skating with the World and Forever Skating Forward are Purple Dragonfly Children’s Book Award winners. Skating with the World received the Reader’s Favorite Bronze Medal in Young Adult Nonfiction. Joanne currently resides in Upstate, New York with her husband, Gregory, a veterinarian, and their golden retriever, April.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

Forever Skating Forward: Figure Skating Friends Old and New by Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz is an inspiring and entertaining book containing stories of skaters, a book that skating fans will adore. In the introduction, the author shares her experiences and how the idea behind this book came about. It was while she was recuperating from an injury due to a fall while skating that the idea of sharing the lives of fellow skaters came to her. In this book the reader is introduced to more than a dozen real life stories from skaters. Learn what motivates them, the thrills and perils of skating, their challenges and fears, and their ultimate triumphs, both in the skating ring and in life.

This is a book that will inspire both young and adult readers who love sports, especially those who are fans of skating. The writer has the incredible gift of making readers know what it feels like to skate, the exhilarating joy of the sport, and the benefits it brings. She also writes with a tone and voice that connect readers to her new and old skater friends. While reading this book, I was searching for the link between skating and the personal life of the characters and it came across neatly through the narratives. Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz’s writing is fluid and accessible and readers at different levels will be able to connect with the characters. Forever Skating Forward: Figure Skating Friends Old and New is a rare gift of beauty and inspiration to skating fans, a book that is well-written and that will inspire those who love to skate to develop their skills and explore their personalities.