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Gold Medal Winter

Gold Medal Winter

by Donna Freitas

Go gold or go home!

After years of early morning training and more jumps than she can count, Esperanza's dream of figure skating for the United States is coming true at last! But with the excitement of an Olympic slot comes new attention and big distractions.

Suddenly Espi can't go out with her friends, or even out her back door, without reporters and autograph-seekers following her every move. Her new teammates have a lot more international experience, and they let Espi know that they don't think she's ready. Hunter Wills, the men's figure skating champion, seems to be flirting with her, even as the press matches her up with Danny Morrison, the youngest — and maybe cutest — member of the U.S. hockey team.

In the midst of all this, Espi is trying to master an impossible secret jump that just might be her key to a medal. Can she focus enough to shut out the drama, find her edge over the competition, and make the Olympics as golden as her dreams?

Interest Level
Grades 5 - 9
Genre
General Fiction

About the Author

Donna Freitas Donna Freitas participated in competitive gymnastics for seven years, retiring due to injury at the age of fifteen. She is now the author of seven books, including the young adult novels "This Gorgeous Game" and "The Possibilities of Sainthood," which received five-star reviews. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Please visit her website at www.donnafreitas.com.

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