Hell on Wheels is part of the Short on Time Books series: fast-paced and fun stories for readers on the go.
This captivating biography reveals the details of sports legend, Cindy McCoy's inspirational life story. Cindy escaped a difficult youth, in which she faced abuse and abandonment, by becoming a professional skater as a teen and traveling on an international roller derby team. Fans in Australia became like a surrogate family to young Cindy and she was soon voted Roller Game Rookie of the Year and Roller Game Queen of the Year, an honor that was never repeated. This moving narrative, about a young woman, who gave everything she had to the sport she loved, will appeal to fans of roller derby as well as readers of all ages just learning about this fascinating sport.
©2012 Karen Mueller Bryson and Cindy McCoy (P)2013 Karen Mueller Bryson and Cindy McCoy
music nut, history buff
Unusual, adventure, personal.
Cindy is of course the focus. She tells us all about her life in the roller derby leagues in the U.S. and Australia. I like to watch roller derby, but I never knew what the player's lives were like.
He deals with the changing scenes in the story with an ability to keep the new events fresh. He reminds me of an actor or narrator in a movie.
I cheered very hard for Cindy to succeed and enjoy her life. She went through a lot, and I'm glad the sport of roller derby has returned to popularity.
The book should have been even longer. Cindy is a very interesting person and I rooted for her the whole way. One of the most enjoyable biographies I've read or listened to in a long time.
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