Push Girl

Push Girl

by Chelsie Hill, Jessica Love
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Push Girl by Chelsie Hill, Jessica Love

An inspiring, real, and fresh young adult novel about how life can change in an instant by Chelsie Hill, one of the stars Sundance Channel's series "Push Girls."

Kara is a high school junior who's loving life. She's popular, has a great group of friends and an amazing boyfriend, and she's a shoe-in for homecoming queen. Even though her parents can't stop fighting and her ex-boyfriend can't seem to leave her alone, Kara won't let anything get in the way of her perfect year. It's Friday night, and Kara arrives at a party, upset after hearing her parents having another one of their awful fights, and sees another girl with her hands all over her boyfriend. Furious, Kara leaves to take a drive, and, as she's crossing an intersection, a car comes out of nowhere and slams into the driver's side of Kara's car.

When Kara wakes up, she has no memory of the night before. Where is she? Why are her parents crying? And, most importantly — why can't she feel her legs? As Kara is forced to adjust to her new life as a paralyzed teen, where her friends aren't who they seemed to be and her once-adoring boyfriend is mysteriously absent, she starts to realize that what matters in life isn't what happens to you — it's the choices you make and the people you love.

Co-written by "Push Girls" star Chelsie Hill, whose real life inspired Kara's experience, this uplifting novel takes young readers from tragedy to triumph with an unforgettable and unique heroine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250045911
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 681,473
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

CHELSIE HILL was one of the stars of the Sundance Channel series "Push Girls." Chelsie was a high school senior when she was driven home by a friend who had been drinking. Their SUV veered off the road and crashed into a tree, snapping Chelsie's back and paralyzing her from the waist down. With her father, she went on to establish a nonprofit foundation. The Walk and Roll Foundation, to aid people with spinal cord injuries.

JESSICA LOVE is a middle school teacher in California.

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Push Girl: A Novel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for teens and adults alike because it shows the life of someone who is disabled after a terrible accident, but never gets too preachy or too depressing. There are so few books about teens in wheelchairs (or with any disability, really), and reading this completely opened my eyes to what life might be like for someone in Kara's position. Though the book is sad at times, it's also funny and romantic and sweet, and ultimately hopeful and empowering. Definitely recommended for all fans of contemporary YA!
DanaElmendorf More than 1 year ago
Kara's story goes from normal teenage drama to life altering in a few pages. Through the eyes of a wheelchair bound person, you learn of the physical and emotional struggles most people have never had to go through. The range of emotions Kara experiences as she deals with being paralyzed rings true for the situation. Despite the heavy subject matter, this book conveys the seriousness of Kara's new life without being overly depressing by successfully weaving in sweet, lighthearted moments throughout.  Nothing makes you fly through the pages of a book better than characters that draw you in from the start. This book does a great job at creating such individuality with each character and connecting you to them emotionally. Kara is likable from the first paragraph. Her BFF Amanda is the supporting best friend you'd expect her to be. And Jack, oh man adorable Jack, with his patience and continued support he makes your heart melt. By the end of the story, Kara realizes the important things in life—paralyzed or not—are friends, family, love and how you chose to live. PUSH GIRL is an honest story that takes you from a place of tragedy to inspiration and not only should teens read this book, adults should too.
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Jen748 More than 1 year ago
This story is sad and hopeful and a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sounds like a really good book read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sounds like a really good book read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Haven't finished reading it yet But I LOVE Chelsie Hill so I can't wait to finished reading the book
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