Long-time gymnast Brielle decides to join a competitive cheerleading team, while keeping her spot on the gymnastics team. She figures the practice schedules don't conflict, so she shouldn't have any trouble managing the two sports. But things don't go as planned, and Brielle soon finds herself pulled in too many directions. Will Brielle learn to prioritize or will she let people down, starting with herself? Themes of responsibility and respect provide inspiration for included discussion questions and writing prompts, making this a great choice for libraries.
About the Author
Who is Jake Maddox? Athlete, author, world-traveler – or all three? He has surfed in Hawaii, scuba-dived in Australia, and climbed the mountains of Peru and Alaska. His books range from the most popular team sports to outdoor activities to survival adventures and even to auto racing. His exploits have inspired numerous writers to walk in his footsteps – literally! Each of his stories is stamped with teamwork, fair play, and a strong sense of self-worth and discipline. Always a team-player, Maddox realizes it takes more than one man (or woman) to create a book good enough for a young reader. He hopes the lessons learned on the court, field, or arena and the champion sprinter pace of his books can motivate kids to become better athletes and lifelong readers.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Bring It on 5
Chapter 2 I is For Team 15
Chapter 3 Flying High 27
Chapter 4 Teamwork 33
Chapter 5 Losing Her Cool 41
Chapter 6 Juggling 49
Chapter 7 Competition Crunch 57
Chapter 8 Decisions, Decisions 65
Chapter 9 Breaking Up is Hard To Do 75
Chapter 10 Team Triumph 85