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Pretty Tough (Pretty Tough Series #1)
     

Pretty Tough (Pretty Tough Series #1)

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by Nicole Leigh Shepherd
 

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Bubbly, blond Krista Brown is pretty and popular. Her sister, Charlie, is more interested in braving the Malibu waves than the halls of the school that Krista rules. But when Krista and Charlie are both recruited to the school's soccer team, they are forced to face their differences. Can these two sisters become teammates, and friends, in time to make it to the

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Bubbly, blond Krista Brown is pretty and popular. Her sister, Charlie, is more interested in braving the Malibu waves than the halls of the school that Krista rules. But when Krista and Charlie are both recruited to the school's soccer team, they are forced to face their differences. Can these two sisters become teammates, and friends, in time to make it to the championships? Classic themes of sisterhood and romance make PrettyTough a new take on Francine Pascal's Sweet Valley High.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101651223
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/02/2007
Series:
Pretty Tough Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
889 KB
Age Range:
10 - 15 Years

Meet the Author

Nicole Leigh Shepherd is the author of the PrettyTough novels. She loves sports and believes in empowering and motivating young women to embrace their athleticism while encouraging them to lead active, healthy lifestyles.


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Pretty Tough (Pretty Tough Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a basketball & ice hockey girl (contact sports) but despite that, I found myself immersed in a world where anyone can relate to many aspects of the story. I am like Charlie, the sullen girl who pushes anyone and everyone away, although (**spoiler alert**) I probably won't undergo the change that Charlie found herself in. My (twin) sister is like Krista, perky and popular, but after we both read the book, I feel like we've gotten along better. Pretty Tough is a fantastic read. Ms. Tigelaar provides an outstanding account of young women learning about life and the importance of teamwork that young people and adults alike can enjoy. I highly recommend this book!  Charlie Brown is not a team player. This is what she tells the new soccer coach when she is recruited to play soccer on her school's losing soccer team. And with a name like hers, you can't help but sympathize. Charlie would rather surf all day than play on the same team as her perfect sister Krista. The stereotypical IT girl, Krista is blond, athletic, popular, and beautiful. Everything Charlie is not, and for that reason alone, the two hate each other. And suddenly going out for the soccer team seems like the perfect way to spite Krista. But what neither Charlie nor Krista expected was that Charlie would actually make the team. This book is a must read, even for non-athletes/tomboys/critics.    
LizIsCool More than 1 year ago
This characters are really relatable! A quick and easy read! I didn't really have high expectations for this, but it turned out to be really really good. It's one of those girly books! So if you like drama...boys and all that good stuff with a mix of sports then you will def enjoy this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PRETTY TOUGH WAS A GOOD BOOK. I USUALLY DONT LIKE TO READ BUT I COULDNT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. I RELATED TO THIS BOOK IN SOO MANY WAYS. i WAS SOO EXCITED TO HEAR THAT THERE WHERE MORE BOOKS AFTER THIS ONE. I HOPE TO READ THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BookReviews8 More than 1 year ago
Pretty Tough The book Pretty Tough, by Liz Tigelaar is an entertaining book. Two sisters Charlie and Krista almost hate each other. Charlie Brown is the outsider of the Beachwood high school hallways. Her sister Krista Brown has always been the pretty and popular girl in her school, her whole life. They'll do anything to give each other a rough time. Liz Tigelaar uses a lot of detail to describe every conflict that happened in the book. Pretty Tough, takes place in Los Angeles, California. From the summer to the winter every character takes his turn in the spotlight at Beachwood High School. Every character in the book has an effect on each other that leads to all the scenes and conflicts in the book. Carla and Pickle are Charlie's new best friends that she hangs out with most of the time in the book. Martie and Noah are the girl's soccer team coaches. Cam is Krista's boyfriend and Brookes is Krista's self-absorbed best friend who is an actress for Hollywood. If you think your life is "Pretty Tough", you should try reading this book. Imagine being neglected and invisible in your school. Not being talked to or even looked at and if you are, it was for a bad reason. Charlie has a hard-knock life. Her friends ditched her. Rumors are spread about her. Her sister hates her. She's the black sheep in her family. The only friend she has is her surfboard and the ocean waves, but all that changes by making one bad, but smart move. People around the world take the people that they love for granted. Even you, but always remember to appreciate what you have because things can be worse. My sister and I argue every once in a while and sometimes we get really frustrated and annoyed by each other, but I learned that in the future she will be all I have and we will need each other. Like in the book, Charlie and Krista hate each other and maybe they should learn that when it comes to reality they are sisters and they should learn to love and respect each other. All in all, this a great book to read. Once you start you just have to finish reading it because your eyes are so glued to the text. I love this book; it's interesting and very entertaining. I recommend this book for young adults around the age of fourteen. I also recommend this book for readers who love drama and conflict.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a good book. This makes one of many good books I have read.
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ElizabethLG More than 1 year ago
I chose to read this book due to my passion for soccer. I am an avid player, too. I would recommend this book for anyone who enjoys playing soccer or has a passion for soccer. However, if you are under 13, I wouldn't recommend this due to some strong sexual language.
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StefanieK More than 1 year ago
OK, so lately I've had alot of other things going on in my life, similar to this book. After reading it, I valued my siblings and friends even more.It showed me that if I put my mind to something, I can do it. It's very motivational. Plus, I don't normally like to read, but I read this book in 2 days. It has a really great storyline and characters you can relate to. This is really an awesome book.
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Aysa More than 1 year ago
I would just like everyone to know how amazing this book is, you can't put it down, it made me want to have that kind of expierience. This book is a fun read, and you'll get hooked i can promise you, that. Liz Tigelaar really put everything in her mind into a fantastic book, she couldnt have written it better, i think a sequal for that book would be fabulous, like how Krista goes onto college and how Charlie would play again. I HIGHLY recommend this book, if you love soccer, then this is perfect for you. This book is one of my favorites, KEEP IT UP!
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I loved this book and I dont even enjoy reading. There were a lot of important messages through out the book. I developed feelings for Krista and Charlie within the first chapter. Liz Tigelaar does an excellent job expressing emotions, messages, and feelings of the characters in each chapter. I would reccomend this book to anyone who is in the mood for an emotional rollercoaster ride, and wants an inspiration to try your hardest in everything.
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