Fire on Ice by Sasha Cohen
Sasha’s own story — on and off the ice Champion figure skater Sasha Cohen captured the world’s attention with her exquisite spiral and outstanding layback spin at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Today she is the reigning queen of winter’s most competitive sport and the most serious contender for the gold medal in 2006. For the first time, Sasha tells her amazing story, in her own words, including:
Her discovery of ice skating at age 7 and the coaches who trained her. Her comeback from the injury that almost ended her career. The crushing lows and miracle win. This is the official autobiography of the world’s most captivating skater, on and off the ice.
Has anyone ever wondered what it would be to spend the day in the life of a figure skater? In the Autobiography by Sasha Cohen it explains to those who are reading it that it isn’t easy. As I was reading this I found it is hard to manage being a teenager and figure skater. The three things I enjoyed most about the autobiography was the conflicts, the setting, and the characters.
The first thing I enjoyed was the conflicts that Sasha went through to become an Olympic medalist. She talks about all the injuries and travel issues. Sasha had a back injury that keeps reoccurring throughout the book. In the book Sasha had a lot of issues with her living situations, she moved a lot. When she would move she would always have to find a new coach, a new rink, and a new dress designer. Eventually, she would move back to where she started.
The second thing I enjoyed was the setting. I really enjoyed how Sasha would describe the dressing rooms, the ice rinks, and the new houses. She stated that the airport was “covered in Olympic decorations”. Sasha would tell us every place she went with vivid details.
The last thing I enjoyed was the characters. I have heard of these figure skaters but I didn’t realize how long they have been skating. One of the characters I have heard a lot about was Johnny Weir. She talked about other figure skaters, coaches, and her family. Sasha was the main protagonist in the book because this was her autobiography. She didn’t give many names of the judges but she told us who her biggest competitors.
In conclusion, I really enjoyed Fire on Ice by Sasha Cohen. The things I enjoyed about this autobiography was the conflicts, the setting, and the characters. I would recommend this autobiography to anyone who is interested in learning about the Olympic medalist Sasha Cohen. This book was inspiring because when something would happen she would always push past it.