Rottman, S.L. Slalom.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

ROTTMAN, S.L. Slalom. Viking, Penguin. 256p. c2004. 0-670-05913-7. $16.99. JS

Seventeen years ago. Sandro's mother Tiffany met a handsome young Italian man named Alessandro while on vacation at a fancy Colorado ski resort. Their brief love affair resulted in her pregnancy, and while Tiffany never managed to contact Alessandro again, she moved to the ski town, sure he would return. Now, 17 years later, Tiffany is barely managing to scratch out a living there, with the help of their son Sandro. Sandro, a gifted skier who has been recruited for the high school ski team, has just met an attractive girl, Angela, but he's not a romantic like his mother. He doesn't believe Tiffany's fantasy that his father will return--and then one day Alessandro walks into the rental shop where Sandro...

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