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Vegas Tryout

tagged: water sports, self-esteem & self-reliance, self-mutilation
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Description

Toronto synchro swimmer Carrie Munroe is Podium Sports Academy's team flyer and the school's best prospect for making it at the upcoming Vegas tryouts -- fulfilling her dreams of being in a glitz-and-glamour professional show. Carrie feels there's only one thing holding her back -- the weekly poolside weigh-ins. Her coach agrees, and Carrie is put on a special diet to control her weight. But the pressure to succeed while also dealing with troublesome family members back home lead Carrie to make some very risky decision about her health and eating habits.

To come out on top, Carrie will have to accept that although she may not have the typical swimmer's body, she has the strength to be the best -- but only if she takes care of herself.

Contributor Notes

LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON has published more than a dozen sports novels for tweens as well as hockey non-fiction for adults. Her books have been chosen as Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice/Best Bets selections and shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Young Reader's Choice Diamond Willow Award and the Golden Eagle Children's Choice Book Award.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
13 to 18
Grade:
8 to 12