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Ruby Flips For Attention (Ruby and the Booker Boys #4)

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High-flying Ruby soars to new heights!

After watching her big cousin Kee Kee compete in a cheerleading competition, Ruby attempts to copy some of the high-flying moves she saw earlier. This cheerleading stuff could be just the thing to bring her a ton of attention. But during practice with Marcellus, she injures her arm and must be rushed to the hospital. The doctors fit he
Mass Market Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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This is an adorable early chapter book with a young African-American protagonist. Ruby is the younger sister of the more famous Booker Boys--three older brothers who have a series of books all their own--but Ruby is quite a captivating character on her own. In this book, she learns a valuable lesson about motivation. She initially decides to start her own step squad because her she hears the crowd cheering for older cousin at a performance. She wants that fame and acclaim for herself, and on her ...more
Sandra Stiles
Nov 29, 2009 Sandra Stiles rated it liked it
Shelves: middle-grades
Ruby wants to start a drill team and be important like her cousin Kee-Kee. She wants to hear people shout her name like they do her cousin. Ruby doesn't understand what Kee-Kee's drill team is all about. She is impatient and learns the hard way that you can't try something dangerous like flipping without the possibility of injury. When she gets her older brother to help her he tries to teach her how to do things slowly and safely. Her impatience causes an injury and makes her brother feel really ...more
Abby Johnson
Oct 06, 2009 Abby Johnson rated it did not like it
Inspired by her cousin's all-star cheerleading team, Ruby is determined to put together her own team. But things get in the way, like the fact that she doesn't know how to do gymnastics or dance.

I got to page 54 and just couldn't go any further. Cheerleading books are popular with girls, but I couldn't get past the stilted dialogue and lack of plot.
The writing is not as good as I expected, but the book is worth reading.
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