The Go-for-Gold Gymnasts: Balancing Act

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Grades 4 - 8Grade 7n/a6.348604
Twelve-year-old Noelle Onesti has gymnastics in her blood. Not only does she have natural ability, talent and drive, but back in Romania, her mother was also an Elite gymnast. So if there's one girl destined to come home with a gold medal at the Junior National Championships, it's Noelle.

But Noelle’s a worrier, and she knows it won’t be easy for her family to put up the money to send her to the competition. She tries to focus on her training, but when a boy asks her to the school dance, her mind is a whirlwind of dresses, crushes, and family responsibilities. Noelle knows that if she wants to achieve her Olympic dreams, she can’t let anything get in the way. Her teammates—graceful Christina, quiet Jessie, and lively Britt—can’t wait for the trip to Junior Nationals in Philadelphia, and Noelle doesn’t want to let them down.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published on April 17, 2012 by Hyperion Book CH
ISBN-10: 1423136322
ISBN-13: 9781423136323
3 Book Reviews
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  • annmarie10
    annmarie10Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 1:06 pm44 stars
    i have read the whole series
    • panda127
      panda127Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 1:57 pm
      i have this book. this book and all the other books by this author are very good. gymnastics is not a sport its my life.
      • mapletree
        mapletreeSunday, December 23, 2012 at 5:46 pm
        My least favorite of the series but an ok book. Shows a struggle of money and keeping there restaurant going.