Jan 052016
 

Penguin

While I am absolutely for children being active and enjoying (team) sports I am always a bit hesitant about the competitive side of it. It can be tricky to find the balance between doing your best, building friendships and trying to reach your potential and wanting to be better than everyone else which can lead to jealousy. This great kids novel by Julia Lawrinson covers this topic in a very enjoyable, easy-to-understand way, it’s a great story with a valuable lesson:

The Flyaway Girls

For as long as she remembers Chelsea has loved gymnastics. She pushes herself to the absolute maximum during her training sessions at the Club, determined to earn a spot in the Nationals team and eventually even the Olympics. Of course she is not the only girl with big dreams so she’ll have to come out on top to be selected. When talented newcomer Telia joins the club Chelsea sees her chances diminishing and slowly her joy and happiness make place for jealousy, envy and bitterness.

Chelsea is so focussed on her goal and practising so often that she doesn’t see that she and her childhood friends are growing apart, all she cares about is making it into the Nationals. In the end it takes a nasty fall during training, and a trip to the snow, to help Chelsea see things clearly. She finds common ground with Telia and together they manage to turn their gym talents into something fun they can enjoy together in The Flyaway Girls (RRP $14.99).

To find out more about The Flyaway Girls by Julia Lawrinson and to order a copy online visit www.penguin.com.au.

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  7 Responses to “The Flyaway Girls giveaway”

  1. Looks like a great read.

  2. If I am quick I may be able to read it, before Missy spots it

  3. My granddaughter
    Has just started out with gymnastics and would love this book

  4. Need a great summer read as Santa didn’t delivers good book this year.

  5. cannot comment on it until i read and see the grand kids reaction.

  6. My four girl’s would love to share reading this book Thankyou.

  7. Great subject matter for young girls. I commend Julia Lawrinson for writing about this topic. Haven’t read it but sounds interesting and I love young adult fiction.

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