Balancing Act
Balancing Act (Going for Gold)
Balancing Act
Donna King
Thirteen-year-old Carli lives on her family's guest ranch in Colorado. She's a talented gymnast, but her parents are too busy running their business to give her much support. Carli develops a strong bond with her new coach, who believes that he can help her achieve her goal of Olympic glory. Carli dedicates herself to the vault, uneven bars, and balance beam, but just as she starts to excel, her parents decide that she needs to help out more on the ranch--putting her gold medal dreams in jeopardy.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Sports

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Carli Carroll is your not-so-average gymnast. After all, being a genius on the mat means special training and possibly Olympic fame! But with Carli's not-so-genius report card and a life on the ranch, who has time for gymnastic glory? After knowing that she needs to contribute more time to her gymnastics life, Carli takes Saturday practices and works extra hard. When one old-time gold medalist turned gymnastic coach, Rick, wants to teach Carli the way to be a gymnastic star, she is afraid to ask her parents.

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