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Thirteen-year-old Savvy is six two and full of raw basketball talent; her three-point shot is deadly. But she’s also skinny and gets pushed around on the court. Her older sister, Callie, is a freshman on varsity cheerleading, but she’s not quite light enough to be a flier—her coveted position. Both girls need to boost their level of competition to get off the bench and into the action. When steroids are found in Savvy’s gym bag, she claims they are not hers. Suddenly, accusations are flying and nobody knows who is telling the truth.

When it comes to competitive sports, no one is exempt from being offered a boost.

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Thirteen-year-old Savvy is a basketball talent, but she's skinny and gets pushed around on the court. After steroids are found in Savvy's bag, she claims they are not hers. Suddenly, accusations are flying.

Synopsis:

Thirteen-year-old Savvy's three-point shot is deadly. But she gets pushed around on the basketball court. Her older sister, Callie, is on varsity cheerleading, but she's not light enough to be a flier - her coveted position. Both girls need to boost their level of competition to get into the action. How far are they willing to go to be the best?

About the Author

Kathy Mackel lives in Pepperell, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803732407
Author:
Mackel, Kathy
Publisher:
Dial Books
Author:
Mackel, Kathryn
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Steroids
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Basketball
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Anabolic steroids
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Basketball
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.06x6.18x.90 in. .81 lbs.
Age Level:
12-12

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"Synopsis" by , Thirteen-year-old Savvy is a basketball talent, but she's skinny and gets pushed around on the court. After steroids are found in Savvy's bag, she claims they are not hers. Suddenly, accusations are flying.
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Thirteen-year-old Savvy's three-point shot is deadly. But she gets pushed around on the basketball court. Her older sister, Callie, is on varsity cheerleading, but she's not light enough to be a flier - her coveted position. Both girls need to boost their level of competition to get into the action. How far are they willing to go to be the best?
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