The Winning Edge

The Winning Edge

by Michele Martin Bossley
     
 

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Jennie loves training at Richmond Skate, her Calgary figure skating club, but her Olympic dreams always seem impossibly far away. When her coach suggests she's got real talent, however, Jennie's ready to do what it takes to make her dreams real—or so she thinks. Soon she's trying again and again and again to land her double Axel, and sacrificing her social

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Jennie loves training at Richmond Skate, her Calgary figure skating club, but her Olympic dreams always seem impossibly far away. When her coach suggests she's got real talent, however, Jennie's ready to do what it takes to make her dreams real—or so she thinks. Soon she's trying again and again and again to land her double Axel, and sacrificing her social life for the rink. As the cost of skating success becomes higher and higher, Jennie starts to wonder if being a star is worth what she's losing along the way. The Winning Edge is an exciting, fast-moving story about a young skater whose ambitions force her to examine what she values most in life.

Editorial Reviews

Calgary Herald
"Young readers will enjoy the story and the mild suspense, and her heroine Jennie comes to some mature conclusions about life without sounding like 'Goody Two-Shoes'."
Quill and Quire
"Winning is never as important to Jennie as perfecting her skills, and she faces the loneliness of her talent without self-pity. This is a fine book."
Canadian Book Review Annual
"The Winning Edge is an extremely attractive and well-written addition to the notable Sports Stories series. Highly recommended."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550286366
Publisher:
Lorimer, James & Company, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Lorimer Sports Stories Series
Pages:
87
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Michele Martin Bossley is the author of numerous novels for young people. A frequent speaker at writing conferences and schools, Michele divides her time between writing and parenting her four sons. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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