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By Barwin, Steven

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Eighth-grader Emma is the tallest person in her class. While she used to be into sports in a big way, now that she's hanging out with her new best friend, other things have become more important -- like clothes and makeup and fitting in. When Emma gets roped into volunteering for the girls' volleyball team, she feels the urge to play again. First, though, she'll have to overcome her fear of what her new friends will say if she does.

[Fry reading level - 3.1


Commended - One of the Year's Best for 2013 - Resource Links - 2013

"Part of the Sports Stories series, this is a good pick for tween girls trying to navigate peer pressure, and it serves up a healthy dose of self-worth and empowerment."

- Booklist

"Barwin's dialogue and characters are spot-on in this sports story for reluctant readers. There are different levels and styles of bullying examined in this book, as well as how they are handled by those being bullied and the school administration. Barwin's insightful portrayal of adolescent friendship, good and bad, is entirely believable." Rated E: excellent, enduring, everyone should read it!

- Lesley Little Resource Links

Steven Barwin is a middle school teacher in Thornhill, Ontario. He is the author of seven books in the Lorimer Sports Stories series.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459405288
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 120 pages
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459405295
Format: EPUB

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459405271
Binding: Hardback

BISAC Code:  JUV039060, JUV039100
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13


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  • Gripping, action-packed stories
  • Short, high-interest fiction
  • Contemporary themes and Canadian settings
  • Award-winning authors who know their sport

"A winning series... designed to attract reluctant readers as well as provide recreational reading for children who are interested in stories about sports."
- National Library of Canada

"Lorimer is obviously succeeding with this series of action-driven novels which encourage young readers to 'Get in the Game'!"
- Resource Links

Kids who love sports love these books, and so do teachers. When you put one of these into a young sports fan's hands, you can feel confident they will enjoy reading.