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Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite
Worlds Collide by Traci Hunter Abramson continues the story of Pairs figure skaters Tyler and Amaliya and finally their win of the gold medal in the 1984 Olympics in Russia. And now it's on to Canada, and hopefully another gold medal. Tyler and Amaliya face much more than skating in Canada when Amaliya's mother decides to go with them to Canada in hopes of seeing her brother. Russia sees Katerina as a defector because she left Russia illegally to marry her American husband Robert. This will be a dangerous endeavor for everyone. The Canadian police and the KBG from Russia will be out in full force to make sure nothing happens on their watch.
I don't find a lot of ice skating books so I am always happy when I have the opportunity. Worlds Collide by Traci Hunter Abramson is absolutely wonderful. Tyler and Amaliya are loveable characters and their determination on the ice had me in awe of their talent. It's easy to see the deep research the talented Abramson does by the details throughout the book, not only with figure skating but with the details of Russia and the KBG. I was glued to this book especially when the story got to Canada. I was familiar with the Canadian part of it but knew nothing about the Russians and the KGB. It's all still buzzing around in my head, and it will stay there a good long while.
Abramson knocks it out of the park on this one. She had no trouble keeping my attention, and the characters were fabulous in playing their parts as they developed so well throughout the story. If you enjoy ice skating, and especially Pairs figure skating, you will love this book, and you will get a little lesson on Russia along the way.