Penelope Spaulding just can't catch a break. Between long hours at the family pizza shop, piles of homework, and her dad's new obsession--getting the restaurant on a new foodie reality show--it's hard to find a spare moment to breathe. But when she laces up her skates and steps on the ice, the world is hers to control and everything else slips away. When the bad boy who lives down the street dares her to join the Rink Rats, the local misfit hockey team, she surprises herself and joins in silent defiance of her controlling parents. The more she plays, the easier it is to keep lying, and soon Pen finds it impossible to come clean. She's sneaking out to practice--and loving every minute of it. It doesn't take long for her to fall in love with hockey...but she's not entirely sure if it's the game she's falling for or the boy. Because it can't last. As soon as her dad finds out, she'll be benched. For good. And the one thing she IS sure of...she can't stop playing.