By Lori Weber
When a team in an all-girls' hockey league comes to recruit players, twelve-year-old Lou's dreams seem to be coming true. But the dreams hinge on one thing: never letting on that Lou is a boy.
But the road to stardom is not easy, as Lou discovers that the competition is fierce, and that he's got a lot of work to do to match the skills of the league's star player and his chief rival, Albertine Lepensée.
All the while, he has to keep his secret, and wrestle with the moral dilemma of taking a job away from a deserving female.
Loosely based on a true story, Lightning Lou is a riveting and thought-provoking story for middle-grade readers.