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Gold by Chris Cleave
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May 23, 2012

it was amazing
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Read from June 03 to 04, 2012

I won this on first-reads.
As a swimmer yearning for a taste of being on that high of a level, I really connected and learned from their stories of what it takes, physically and mentally, to be at such a competitive level where you are the sport. I think anyone in a competitive individual sport would appreciate this book, or anyone involved in sports at all, as everyone has once had a rival at some point. The other side of the story is tragic, an eight year old girl with cancer who lives in a world of Jedi's and stormtroopers, watches her parents give up their lives to be there for her. She begins to fake healthiness in order to relieve their worrying and only wishes for a sense of normality in her life full of colorful pills and constant nausea. This book sucks you in, shakes you up, and spits you out feeling a bit lost, leaving an after-taste of an urge to do something inspiring with your life.
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