The Circle Of Friends; Book I...Lori

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Driven by Olympic dreams! To the outside world, Lori Anders has it all. The only child of affluent parents, she is a gifted swimmer with Olympic dreams. Armed with a winning attitude and genuine spirit, Lori appears destined for success. Yet despite her certainty in the pool, something inhibits Lori from achieving her full potential. Her focus on swimming has left little time for relationships. Lacking in confidence, Lori's light has few opportunities to shine. When an altercation with the school bullies brings ...
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Driven by Olympic dreams! To the outside world, Lori Anders has it all. The only child of affluent parents, she is a gifted swimmer with Olympic dreams. Armed with a winning attitude and genuine spirit, Lori appears destined for success. Yet despite her certainty in the pool, something inhibits Lori from achieving her full potential. Her focus on swimming has left little time for relationships. Lacking in confidence, Lori's light has few opportunities to shine. When an altercation with the school bullies brings her to the attention of the star quarterback, Lori finds herself in a unique position. Jason's affections renew her hope and force the shy swimmer out of her comfort zone. But, will it be enough to achieve her lifelong dream? Described as "encouragement personified", Wolfe's five-book Southern-based series portrays love and friendship overcoming all obstacles.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780981621005
  • Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Pages: 368
  • Age range: 13 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 0.82 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Good but long (1100 pages long!)

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I read books very quickly within the day of getting them, so i liked that this book was long, 1100 pages long. At points though, i felt as though it could have been shorter, perhaps by 90 pages or so. It was completely a love story so if you are not into lovey dovey, mushy stuff this is NOT for you. Lori and Jason meet in high school, fall in love, and eventually get married in college. Essentially, it explains their everyday life complete with competing in the Olympics and college football. While this isn't a literary treasure ( there was no real climax) it is entertaining and enjoyable. If you arent a motivated reader i would not recommend this due to the length, but, i liked it because i like long books as well as romantic books. Age 14 and up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2011

    Greatest Book Ever

    great book, luved it!

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  • Posted March 11, 2009

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    Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com

    For anyone that says there are few young adult books out there with a positive message with little sexual content or foul language, then they haven't discovered THE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS series by Ms. Wolfe yet. LORI is the first in the series.

    Lori Anders is pretty, but she's always been shy and lonely. Neither of her parents are around all that often, so she has been given pretty much anything she's ever asked for. The house she lives in comes with an indoor pool that she uses every day for her training. She has dreams of an Olympic gold medal in swimming.

    It isn't until Lori defends her friend, Maria, from bullies at school that the course of her life totally changes. The bullies retaliate against Lori and she is rescued by none other than the quarterback of the school's football team. Unbeknownst to Jason, Lori has had a crush on him. Jason is amazed that he's never noticed Lori before, because he finds her truly stunning. And she is totally different from any other girl he has ever met.

    After he rescues her, Jason invites Lori to have lunch at his table. She is immediately welcomed into the group. It's not long after that that she and Jason begin to date. They quickly become an item, and a couple that everyone admires. But Lori tells Jason that she will not have sex with him. She explains that she believes in saving herself until marriage. Although Jason isn't happy with the news, he realizes that Lori is special and is willing to wait.

    From that point on, the rest of LORI shares the trials and tribulations of the couple as they go from senior year of high school through their college years. The two struggle together to remain a couple and are determined to make their relationship work. Lori is at one university on a swimming scholarship and Jason is at another school, reaching for his separate dream of an NFL contract at the end of his college football career.

    Life isn't perfect for Lori and Jason, but through love and understanding, they do the best that they can.

    Lori Anders is such a positive influence for anyone. She shows complete devotion to those she loves, and an unwavering determination to reach her dreams. There may be hints at sexual situations, but they are done within the limits of marriage - and abstinence is the message until marriage.

    Overall, anyone that picks up LORI will come away with a warm feeling by the end of her journey.

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    Posted December 14, 2010

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