From Margaret Mezzacapo
author: Ryan, Joan
Little Girls in Pretty Boxes
This interesting read is an expose of how young girls are made to conform to the societal expectations for elite gymnasts and figure skaters, some of which seems tantamount to child abuse.
From Tony Chan
author: Grisham, John
Playing for Pizza
After losing the playoff game for the Cleveland Browns against the Denver Broncos by throwing interceptions with 11 minutes left in the game, the
wash-up back-up quarterback, Rick Dockery, left for Italy to play for the Parma Panthers in the Italian Football league. Most of the book is about how Rick adapted to the Italian culture and winning or losing football games. Eventually, he led the Parma Panthers to win their first Italian Superbowl. The other major part of the book is about his relationship with a college co-ed, Livvy, where he would travel with her to sightsee around Italy.
From Elaine Conner
author: Jackowski, Edward
Fit to a tee : the ultimate endurance, strength & flexibility system for golfers of every ability
Need to get in shape for golf? Want to improve your game? By following the simple and clearly illustrated instructions in this book you can make significant gains in distance and help to lower your golf score. The book has a DVD included in which the author instructs a male and a female, both golf pros, through the exercises to strengthen each of the muscle groups. The video makes it clear how the exercises should be performed correctly and which muscle groups the exercise will help. I found this a great inspiration for getting into shape and continuing to exercise for flexibility, weight loss, and endurance. A final chapter also gives healthy eating tips for golfers.
From Teen Book Reviewer
author: D’Arcy, Sean
Freestyle soccer tricks : tricks, flick-ups, catches
This is a very unique book. Sean D’Arcy is a professional soccer freestyler who travels the world doing demonstrations of his various soccer tricks. In this book, D’Acry progresses from teaching how to simply juggle to demonstrating both simple tricks for the beginner and more intricate tricks for a more advanced juggler. He shows step-by-step how to complete some of the soccer freestyle tricks that are done by the experts. I even got into it myself and learned a few moves. Among my favorites were “The Brazilian,” and “The Scoop.” I would recommend this book to anyone that is interested in learning some cool moves with a soccer ball. The reader does not have to be a soccer player, because these are just freestyle tricks that the author outlines step-by- step that anyone can do. This book is both interesting and fun, and at the end you can show off your new moves to your friends!