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Tina is short, but she packs a wallop. And she knows every move a boxer needs to get to the top. It's 1979, and the glory days of the sport are over. With the family gym about to fold, and her father unwilling to listen to a word she says, Tina explodes and takes off, leaving Sydney's Whitney Pier behind her for good. But it isn't her temper that turns things around, it's ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Cape Breton University Press
(first published September 25th 2013)
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Caroline Stellings clearly knows how to write a good story. As someone who isn't a fan of boxing, I was nervous about whether or not I would enjoy this read, but my concerns disappeared in the first twenty pages. The Manager sees a refreshingly strong female lead in Tina, who overcomes her self-consciousness and learns to accept herself and use her abilities. The use of Tina's sister Ellie as narrator takes the story through interesting twists and turns, and leads you to an ending that is so mov ...more
Caroline Stellings is an award-winning author and illustrator of numerous books for children and young adults. She has received many honours for her work, including nominations for both the Geoffrey Bilson Award and the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, and she has won both the ForeWord Book of the Year and the Hamilton Literary Award. Her picture book Gypsy’s Fortune (Peanut Butter Press) ...moreMore about Caroline Stellings