Balancing Act by Dominique Moceanu and Alicia Thompson. Book Two of The Go-For-Gold Gymnasts Series.
Publication Date: April 2012
List Price: $5.99
Review: Are you the kind of person who dives right into an amazing book about athletes? What about gymnastic athletes? Well if so, Balancing Act, by Dominique Moceanu and Alicia Thompson, is the book for you! As you're reading, Noelle, Christina, Jessie, and Britt will all be practicing like crazy at Texas Twisters gym.
Noelle, Christina, Jessie, and Britt are four of the gymnasts at Texas Twisters gym, and all great friends. Noelle, Christina, and Britt are all practicing extremely hard for National, and Jessie is by their side cheering them on. But when David comes into Noelle's life, everything goes wrong. Noelle and her parents have a lot going on right now, so when Noelle gets the letter about the cost for Nationals, she doesn't want to tell her parents. What will she do?
Balancing Act has original characters that made me want to keep reading. The author uses descriptive writing that makes the story full of action and excitement, such as, "David Schaeffer had kissed me, my FIRST kiss. The one I had been saving for Scott," Noelle says. Balancing Act is appropriate for all audiences, but young gymnasts in-the-making will appreciate the well-developed ideas of this wonderful book! Plus, people who are having some difficult situations in their lives right now can easily relate to these characters, and maybe even learn how to deal with their problems. Balancing Act deserves five stars because the writing style is lively and energetic; it will make you want to keep reading!
Review written by Katie (6th grade student).
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