Spiked

by Steven Barwin

Emma's enticed into playing for the volleyball team -- but first she has to overcome her fear of what her new friends will think

Eighth-grader Emma is the tallest person in her class. While she used to be into sports in a big way, now that she's hanging out with her new best friend, other things have become more important -- like clothes and makeup and fitting in. When Emma gets roped into volunteering for the girls' volleyball team, she feels the urge to play again. First, though, she'll have to overcome her fear of what her new friends will say if she does.

About the Author

Steven Barwin is a middle school teacher in Thornhill, Ontario. He is the author of seven books in the Lorimer Sports Stories series.

Reviews

"Barwin's dialogue and characters are spot-on in this sports story for reluctant readers. There are different levels and styles of bullying examined in this book, as well as how they are handled by those being bullied and the school administration. Barwin's insightful portrayal of adolescent friendship, good and bad, is entirely believable." Rated E: excellent, enduring, everyone should read it!
Lesley Little, Resource Links

Awards

One of the Year's Best for 2013 - Resource Links
2013

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