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Double Twist

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  83 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Twelve-year-old Laura Lee and her thirteen-year-old partner, Patric, have their sights set on the Junior Pair skating championship at the Montreal Grand Prix. After months of preparation, they are almost ready for the performance of their lives. Well drilled in their lifts and spins, the two skate like a dream together. But a training accident puts Patric out of action. La ...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published January 15th 2007 by Kingfisher (first published January 1st 2007)
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Aug 08, 2011 Amanda rated it liked it
Shelves: sports
Laura is a skater; she lives and breathes for going to the rink each and every day. So she is devastated when her parter becomes injured and can't skate for the big ice dancing competition coming up. But Laura won't give up so easily, and she sets out to find a new partner for herself. Then she finds Scott, a boy who has never ice danced before in his life, but is willing to take a risk, if Laura will take one along with him. This was a cute story that was intended more for middle school readers ...more
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Jul 15, 2011 Arshia Zehra rated it it was amazing
A great book.........with sooo much passion in it and a burning desire to be unbeatable.....the plot was good and the way it was presented was nice making this book really amazing.....TOTALLY RECOMMENDED TO EVERYONE!!!!!
Oct 18, 2010 Tatiana rated it liked it
Recommends it for: tween girls who love figure skating
I’m obsessed with figure skating! That’s all the reason I needed to read Double Twist, an elementary chapter book about twelve-year-old Laura Lee, a junior ice dancer in Great Britain. When Laura’s moody partner, Patrick, is injured during a practice session, her dream of competing at the Junior Grand Prix event In Montreal, Canada, is dashed. Until, that is, she spots talent—and the rekindling of her hopes for gold—in the most unlikely person: soccer player, Scott, who just happens to have some ...more
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DOUBLE TWIST finds Laura and Patrick gearing up to compete in an ice-dancing championship in Montreal. This time, they expect a medal. Their excitement overpowers the strenuous workouts, until an accident ruins their plans. When Patrick goes down, his knee prevents him from dancing again, until after the competition. Laura sinks into depression, until she thinks of a brilliant plan to stay in the competition.

During normal skating hours at the rink
Shanae D.
Oct 23, 2009 Shanae D. rated it it was ok
:)There is not much to say about this book. The book is quit boring!!! It was a book to pass the time! During the summer i read anothor book by Donna King (who wrote double twist). The book was boring just like double twist! I reomend this book to people who want a quick realistice ficition book!!:)
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Aug 15, 2013 Zahra Khan rated it it was amazing
awesome book peeps im actally almost done but its sound great so far im loving it if u wanting to read it and cant decide im telling u to read it go ahead its amazing!
Jun 09, 2009 Ishani rated it it was amazing
This book is also from a sports point of view and really shows how hard you have to work to get a gold medal.
Emma Rasband
Sep 22, 2013 Emma Rasband rated it really liked it
it was good. the ending kind of surprised me.
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Jul 07, 2010 Meaghan Mallia rated it did not like it
its about ice skating i didnt finish it
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really good.
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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
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