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Balancing Act

↠ Balancing Act ¿ Donna King - Balancing Act, Balancing Act 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 bon

  • Title: Balancing Act
  • Author: Donna King
  • ISBN: 9780753461921
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Paperback

↠ Balancing Act ¿ Donna King, Balancing Act, Donna King, Balancing Act 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 sThirteen year ↠ Balancing Act ¿ Donna King - Balancing Act, Balancing Act 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 bon

  • ↠ Balancing Act ¿ Donna King
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Balancing Act

About "Donna King"

  1. Donna King

    Donna King is a pen name for best selling author Jenny Oldfield.Jenny was born and brought up in Harrogate, Yorkshire, she says that even as a child she wrote stories and made tiny books, complete with illustrations At school her favourite subjects were English, although she preferred creative writing to comprehension, and Art.Jenny went on to study English at Birmingham University, where she did research on the Bronte novels and on children s literature She has worked in a food shop, delivered newspapers, been an auxiliary nurse in a children s hospital, cleaned houses and taught English in schools, colleges, and a men s prison She has also taught modern dance.She writes novels for both children and adults and, when she can escape from her desk, likes to spend time outdoors Jenny still lives in Yorkshire and says that she loves the countryside and enjoys walking, gardening, playing tennis, riding and travelling with her two daughters, Kate and Eve

940 Comments

  1. Mmm Two and a half stars This ends up being pretty generic middle grade fluff Carli s a middle school gymnast with Olympic aspirations, but her dreams are threatened by her parents lack of interest in sports and their desire to have Carli s help around the ranch closer to full time.If this were YA, it would be a flat two stars I m rounding up rather than down because this is pretty short, aimed at a younger audience, and just isn t really intended to have that much depth Still, I d have liked to [...]


  2. AWFUL.I picked this up because it was literally the only in print novel about gymnastics that I could find I wasn t expecting a masterpiece, but, even as a sweet children s story about triumph over adversity, it fails miserably.Balancing Act is about 13 year old Carli s struggle to balance her love for gymnastics with her parents insistence that she work long hours on their ranch in Colorado We don t learn much about Carli except that she likes horses and the outdoors and she speaks with lots of [...]


  3. Balancing Act was the first one of Donna King s books that I put on my to read list, but the last one I have read so far It is just as good as the other ones and still has lessons and sports thrown into one book I hope she does a volleyball or track one Anyway, Carli is a talented gymnast There is a problem, though She doesn t seem to have enough time to devote herself to improving, and her family is not rich It is up to Carli to determine a way to do what she loves while still being with the pe [...]


  4. A really easy read I love gymnastics and all, but whenever gymnastics come to a story, well Stories of gymnastics or of any sport aren t usually very interesting Because there is nothing really to talk about in a story And it isn t as easy to visualize it if it s only words The experience is much better if you re actually SEEING it or watching it, but in a story Well there s not much to say, and is not much of a story.But this book shows actual situations in real life of the balance between life [...]


  5. This book was about a girl that knows that she wants to achieve her dreams of being a gold medal gymnast, but in order to do that she has to spend time training at the gym But she struggles with both school and home chores, she needs to balance everything equally I thought this book was really typical and anticipated Also is wasn t really realistic because I am a gymnast myself and was way dramatic than it needed to be On the positive side, there was a lot of issues that the main character had [...]


  6. I read this book on my train ride home and it was a quick and easy read It kept me interested since, I have done gymnastics for about 15 years and that I have also been a coach for over ten years now However, I felt like they could of continued the story It was like they just wanted to keep it short and simple and did not want to continue the story I left it up to my imagination to the rest of the story.


  7. i think that balancing act is a very good book Even though carlis parents can t help her with her gymnastics because they are to hung up with their business carli is still able to get though it herself.


  8. this book was a little hard to understand at the start for me and then it seemed a bit simple and straight forword when her other books have complicated plots.


  9. It was a little short Would ve liked if they d gone into detail about Carli s gymnastics An then also carried on after the competition as well.




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