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Thirteen-year-old Savvy is a basketball talent, but she's skinny and gets pushed around on the court. After steroids are found in Savvy's bag, she claims they are not hers. Suddenly, accusations are flying.

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ISBN 9780142415399
Barcode 9780142415399
Published 10 June 2010 by Speak
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Mackel, Kathy
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ISBN-13 9780142415399
ISBN-10 0142415391
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Speak
Imprint Speak
Publication Date 10 June 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Mackel, Kathy
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Sporting Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs & Substance Abuse
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 209mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 231g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Basketball, Doping in sports, Women basketball players, Steroids
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 661223

Description of this Book

Thirteen-year-old Savvy is six two and full of raw basketball talent; her three-point shot is deadly. But sheas also skinny and gets pushed around on the court. Her older sister, Callie, is a freshman on varsity cheerleading, but sheas not quite light enough to be a flieraher coveted position. Both girls need to boost their level of competition to get off the bench and into the action. When steroids are found in Savvyas gym bag, she claims they are not hers. Suddenly, accusations are flying and nobody knows who is telling the truth. When it comes to competitive sports, no one is exempt from being offered a boost.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Readers will come away with a better understanding of the controversy surrounding steroid use, and with an appreciation for a talented voice in young adult literature. School Library Journal , starred review

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Author's Bio

Kathy Mackel lives in Pepperell, Massachusetts.

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