Mancusi, Mari Golden Girl, 325 pgs. Simon and Schuster (Aladdin), 2015. $16.99. Language: G ( 0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.
13-year-old Lexi was one of the best snowboarders at the elite private school Mountain Academy. That is until she crashed hard during a race, breaking a leg, and was out of school until the next fall healing and working on physical therapy. But getting back into school isn’t as easy as she thought, panic attacks make it difficult to practice, despite her father’s confidence and support. Plus, her best friend Becca is acting weird - she’s actually joined the friend group of Lexi’s archenemy Olivia (who caused the fall in the first place). Now Lexi is battling more than just her physical injuries - she’s even doubting her commitment to Olympic Gold.
This is a great, action packed sports book! Full of girl drama, teen angst, boyfriends and snowboarding, this clean read is gripping and exciting. Part of the Aladdin Mix series, this stand alone novel about friendship, forgiveness and winter sports is a hit.
EL, MS - ADVISABLE Lisa Librarian