It's obvious girl gets boy in the end, it is a happy/sappy teen romance after all. Add in some angst and rebellions against adults and it's a classic. This was the sort of thing that has made me intolerant of romance. However I really like this book.
It's sweet and hopeful. A little too goody-two-shoes at time.
Ellen is the quiet sister, living in the shadow of Paula's Olympic skating achievements/ambitions. However Ellen is determined to change and chase after her dreams... but do those dreams include Gene, her sister's skate partner?
So full of seventies and eighties references, most go over my head. Definitely dated. But timeless, every teen wants to belong, to be noticed for the right reasons, to grow up and to find love. Hell, every human wants that (though the growing up is a trap, even if you get to drive).
If you can ever find even one Sweet Dreams book, then cherish it. It was a fabulous series and so far has never been successfully repeated for other generations.