One Cycle

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson

Nathan Moore: The lacrosse player who won't let the desire for bigger muscles turn him into a meathead
Of all Podium Sports Academy's attackmen, Calgary native Nathan Moore stands the best chance of getting a lacrosse scholarship at a U.S. college. But at 5'10" and 125 lbs, Nathan's told by the scouts that he has some filling out to do before he can take the hard hits. Waiting for his body to catch up to his dreams isn't an option, so Nathan takes drastic measures to build muscle fast -- steroids. Nathan quickly sees the effects on his body, but just as fast the drugs start to affect him in ways he can't control . . . ways that also have a game-changing impact on his Podium friends.

[Fry reading level - 3.0

About the Author

LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON has written picture books, middle grade and YA fiction, and non-fiction. She has also written, produced, and hosted programs for television and radio, and is well known in Western Canada for her print journalism, including sports writing. Lorna regularly visits schools to share her passion for literacy with students. She lives in Edmonton with her husband and their two dogs.

Reviews

"A fast, gripping read that will appeal to young readers, especially reluctant ones."
Mary-Esther Lee, Sister's Library
"One Cycle is a joy to read and would appeal to young men and women alike. The story is relatable but riveting, and it stands out in the genre of young adult sport novels as a quality read." Highly Recommended.
Jillian Sexton, CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Nathan represents the athlete who does everything right but whose body betrays him"
Joan Marshall, Resource Links

Awards

Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens *Starred Selection*
2013

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