By Marianne Sciucco
Sometimes winning is everything.
Champion swimmer Aerin Keane is ready to give up her dreams of college swimming and a shot at the Olympics. As she starts senior year in her third high school, Aerin’s determined to leave her family troubles behind and be like all the other girls at Two Rivers. She’s got a new image and a new attitude. She doesn’t want to win anymore. She’s swimming for fun, no longer the freak who wins every race, every title, only to find herself alone.
But when her desire to be just one of the girls collides with her desire to be the best Two Rivers has ever seen, will Aerin sacrifice her new friendships to break a longstanding school record that comes with a $50,000 scholarship?
How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?
This ties in with The Dance because of the strong females at its center. Aerin, our heroine, though just 17, has already demonstrated resilience, determination and grit in her dedication and commitment to becoming an Olympic swimmer. Her mother, Devon, has been a major influence in her life. Devon enlisted in the Army Reserve as a nurse to care for our soldiers in Afghanistan, and came home a wounded warrior with a host of issues that complicated her and Aerin’s lives. In spite of her troubles, Devon prevails.
About the Author
I’m not a nurse who writes but a writer who happens to be a nurse. A lover of words and books, I studied the craft of writing as an English major at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and briefly worked as a newspaper reporter in New England. To avoid poverty, I later became a nurse and write about the intricate lives of people struggling with health and family issues.
A native Bostonian who loves Cape Cod, I make my home in upstate New York. When I’m not writing, I work as a campus nurse at a community college.
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