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by Tessa Duder | Children's Books
Registered by winglytteltonwitchwing of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 1/11/2012
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by olagorie): travelling

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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

7 out of 10

Bought at a charity shopin Newbury 

Journal Entry 2 by winglytteltonwitchwing at Dublin Convention 2012 in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (4/13/2012 UTC) at Dublin Convention 2012 in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland


A New Zealand book for the book table 

Journal Entry 3 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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I got this book at the wonderful, amazing, astonishing, astounding,
awe-inspiring, awesome, brilliant, cool, divine, extraordinary, fabulous, groovy, incredible, magnificent, marvelous, miraculous, outstanding, phenomenal, sensational, staggering, superb, terrific Convention in Dublin.

It was great to see you! 

Journal Entry 4 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Friday, May 18, 2012

7 out of 10

I really enjoyed this book! It made me laugh, cry, stay up until late at night, let my food get cold ... I got hooked! Although the book is a lot about swimming (which I hate), the author made me understand and feel why Alex and Maggie love it so much. I could almost feel the cold feet, the wet track suit and the water on my skin.

The story is full of suspense, well-developed, realistic. I really felt like getting to know the caracters personally, they are so vividly described.

Thanks a lot for bringing me this book!

Counts for New Zealand.

'I have always known that in another life I was-or will be-a dolphin. I am a pink human, caught in a net of ambition and years of hard work. In a few minutes I will dive into artificially turquoise water waiting at my feet. A minute later I'll either be ecstatic or a failure.'

Fifteen-year-old swimming champ Alex Archer has her mind set on one goal-competing in the Olympic Games in Rome. Alex has been training hard for six years--but so has her archrival, Maggie Benton.

Maggie isn't the only obstacle Alex must overcome. She's spread herself too thin at school, and at home she's worried about her grandmother's failing health. She needs complete concentration for the competition, but it's becoming harder to give her all. Then, her handsome boyfriend, Andy is in a terrible accident. Even if Alex can deal with all these unforeseen problems, can she beat Maggie to make it to the Olympic Games?

About the author: Tessa Duder née Stavely (born 1940, Auckland) is a New Zealand swimming champion and author of novels for young people, short stories, plays and non-fiction.


Journal Entry 5 by wingolagoriewing at --Somewhere in San Francisco -- in San Francisco, California USA on Friday, May 10, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (5/9/2013 UTC) at --Somewhere in San Francisco -- in San Francisco, California USA


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