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Double Axel or Nothing

Double Axel or Nothing

by Anita Saxena


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Twelve-year-old Ruby Rani longs to be the next U.S. Figure Skating National Champion like her idols Michelle Kwan and Alysa Liu. Most that reach this elite level of skating can do triple jumps by the time they turn thirteen. Ruby Rani's thirteenth birthday is just weeks away, but she can't even land a double axel-a jump she's been failing at for the past seventeen months. If she can't do a double axel by the end of the summer, her coach won't allow her to compete at the regional championships. Without regionals, there's no hope of making it to nationals. It doesn't help that a voice in her head keeps telling her she can't do it. To make matters worse, her parents seem indifferent about her ambitions. They only care about her brother making a perfect score on the ACT and their busy dental practice. Is it possible to achieve a dream when no one believes in you?

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ISBN-13: 9781662920400
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
Publication date: 02/19/2022
Pages: 194
Sales rank: 300,459
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range: 13 - 15 Years

About the Author

Anita Saxena has been a competitive figure skater for most of her life and coaching for more than two decades. She enjoys ice dance, theatre on ice, showcase, and moves in the field.Anita lives in Alabama with her husband and three cats. When she's not on the ice, she writes and is an optometrist. Anita also enjoys playing and teaching piano. She loves hiking when the weather is mild and going to the beach for undisturbed reading time. Anita also happens to be a connoisseur of hot tea and popsicles. After graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with University Honors in Philosophy and a minor in Chemistry, she then went on to receive her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.Follow her on Gettr @Anitasaxena and on Instagram @AnitaSk8.Visit her website:

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