Hockey Karma by Howard Shapiro book review


The Synopsis

The highly anticipated sequel to the award winning “The Hockey Saint” taking place ten years after “Saint” ends. The legendary Jeremiah “Jake” Jacobson, now thirty two, has been the world’s best hockey player over his fourteen year career because of his out of this world talent level and his smart play. But he can’t stay on top forever, and when he starts making mistakes on the ice, his career and family life start to crumble. At the same time, Tom Leonard, his agent and best friend, is completely overwhelmed by a project that he and Jake were supposed to be working on together. A project that could have a huge impact on people throughout their city in need of a helping hand. As Jake sinks deeper into a funk over his lost status due to his deteriorating play and the emergence of teammate and rookie phenom Barclay Pedersen, Tom realizes he’s on his own. At the same time he rediscovers someone from his past who he never thought he’d see again. In that burgeoning relationship, Tom discovers the importance of taking chances and starts to believe in himself. Can Jake break out of his downward spiral and Tom finally find the courage to step out of Jake’s shadow?

The Review

This is an amazing graphic novel! The story line is great and the artwork is amazing as well. This book is the third and final in a trilogy I believe. I haven’t read the first two, but it did not make it difficult to read the story. This graphic novel can be read as a standalone. Howard does a great job at conveying this main characters personality and his transformation. Our main character starts out as someone very unlikable as he is kind of a jerk and slowly in the end redeems himself. This book has a major focus on hockey and the author makes it easy to follow and understand for those who are not affiliated with the sport. Overall i found this novel to be fun and a quick read! Even my husband really enjoyed it! 4 stars from me. While Howard sent me this book in exchange for a review, all thoughts, feelings, and opinions are my own.

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