When Gracie is suddenly moved from the life she loves in Cochrane, Alberta, to the big city of Calgary, she feels lost. She leaves behind her school, her friends, and worst of all her synchronized swimming team.
So things start to look up when she finds a new team in the city: she's excited to be training with some of the best swimmers in the province. When Rosalyn, the star of the Calgary team, starts driving Gracie to shape up fast or quit, she's relieved to see the familiar face of Christy Aldredge, the top swimmer at her Cochrane synchro club. Talking with Christy, Gracie finds allies in her stand against Rosalyn's unfair bullying.
Pool Princess is a story about the pressures of competitive amateur sport, and about how friendship can help overcome them.
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"... highly recommended."
"...realistic; not perfect, but hopeful and encouraging."
"The characters and their relationships are believable. You'll see them in any school. Any young reader who is being victimized will relate to Gracie's pain and Zachary's terror. The dialogue is natural, well-written and brings the characters sharply to life."
"Both characters are likeable. Watching them go through the change to more confident personaities by the end of the story is rewarding."
"This book will appeal equally to both genders, and is a fine edition to a lengthy list of Lorimer Sports Stories with its authentic insights into the highly competitive world of synchronized swimming."
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