Pretty Tough (Pretty Tough Series #1)

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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. the strong sports element and ...

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Overview

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. the strong sports element and a tie-in to the prettytougH sportswear and entertainment franchise give this first book by liz tigelaar added appeal.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595141125
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/2/2007
  • Series: Pretty Tough Series , #1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 187,072
  • Age range: 10 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicole Leigh Shepherd is the author of the Pretty Tough 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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  • Posted December 14, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Pretty Good!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Was this reivew healpful?

    Omg this book was the best but i wouldnt recomend it to any one under the age of 11 due to some sexual talk. I am picky about my books and i couldnt put it down i think anybody who LOVES SOCCER the wayy i do and plays with your heart and not your head will enjoy this.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

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    This book is one of the best!!

    This book follows the life of Charlie Brown. Charlie spent most of her high school years in the shadow of her sister. One day while Charlie was surfing the new girl high school soccer coach askes her to play on the team. When her sister finds out she is not very happy. All of the players who played the past years had to try out again for the new coach. As the try outs go on Charlie finds herself making new friends and more people are starting to notice her. When they find out that both of the girls made the team they have to learn how to work together.
    I think this book was a great book and I recommend this book to girls how like sports. It has a good story line and it teaches a good lesson. I think girls ages 11 and up would like this book.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    I really enjoyed this(:

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2011

    Thia book is a MUST read!!! <3

    this book was amazing!!! i play soccer 2 and it inpired me to become a better player! i loved this book and i plan on reading the next one! <3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2011

    LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    I Loved this!

    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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  • Posted October 7, 2009

    fantastic book

    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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  • Posted June 8, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    PRETTY TOUGH

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2009

    AMAZING!!

    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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  • Posted April 12, 2009

    Pretty Tough was Pretty Tough to Put Down!!

    Pretty Tough was really good! I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a nice little read. It was very good.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2008

    I love Pretty Tough!

    This book was amazing, I was up till 1:30 reading this! I couldn't put it down, and I loved the intriguing plot that drew you in no matter where you were. Emotion was everywhere, and it was really down to Earth and real! Amazing!

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  • Posted December 3, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    omg best soccer book ever!!!!!!

    i just finished reading this and while i was reading it i couldn't put it down!!!! soooooo good!!!! i've been playing soccer for years and now i can't wait for the season to start again!! that's how AWESOME it is!! and for any haters that might be out there, psh, they have no taste. =p but then again, if u don't know much about soccer, this just might not be the book for you. just sayin'. but it's still good aand i recommend it for soccer fans everywhere!!

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  • Posted November 14, 2008

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    Reviewed by The Compulsive Reader for TeensReadToo.com

    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. <BR/><BR/>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. <BR/><BR/>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. Or that should she would stay... <BR/><BR/>PRETTY TOUGH is a novel that redefines all of those stereotypes that run deep in young adult literature. This is a novel with an empowering message: girls can be athletic, brainy, tough, and fashionable. All the while, Tigelaar gives a strong and unflinching look at how seemingly unimportant decisions can make a lasting effect, especially on those you love. <BR/><BR/>The true depths of the bonds of sisterhood are realized in this heartwarming and heart-pumping novel full of love, acceptance, drama, strength, and forgiveness.

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  • Posted October 27, 2008

    Pretty Tough

    I read the book Pretty Tough for an assignment and let me just tell you it is a really really good book. This book has two main characters name Charlie and Krista Brown. The two main characters are sisters and they do not like each other. Charlie has been little upset with Krista and her parents from the beginning because her sister was four when Charlie was born and wanted to name her Charlie so her parents did. Charlie is angry because so doesn¿t understand why her parents would let a four year old name her Charlie Brown. Charlie is a surf girl who doesn¿t care what people think about her and Krista is the exact opposite she is popular and has the jock boyfriend and is very self conscious. Charlie and Krista¿s relationship first started to sourer when Krista did stick up for Charlie when she was being ridiculed. When Charlie tries out for Krista¿s soccer team things take a turn for the worst but at the end of the book they realize that they can¿t win the championships without each other and things start taking a turn for the better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2008

    loved it!

    this was an amazing can't put down book. it told about the hard time that most all siblings go through. With jealousy and then trying to get back at each other. Then how they got through it to win it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2008

    Gotta read it

    I read this book a few weeks ago. The way the characters are placed in different situations makes them realistic.You have to read it. That's all there is to it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2008

    Amazing Book!!!!!!!!!

    This book was so heart-felt. I actually cried at one point because it had so much emotion. I felt what Charlie felt and I felt what Kristi felt. It was an amazing book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2008

    A reviewer

    Pretty Tough was one of the best books I have read in a REALLY long time. I thought it wasn't going to be that amazing, but I was completly wrong. I LOVED this book SOOOOOOOO much. It was a teen book with a pupose. I would highly reccomend this book!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2008

    Read me

    I have not read the entier thing but this is the best book I have read all year. The characters are all put into all difernt positions that they deal with so very diffrently. that macks it more realistic. I realy enjoy read this far in the book and will definetaly enjoy the rest of the book as much as the begining and the middle.

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