Young Adult Fiction Water Sports
When You Least Expect It
- Red Deer Press
- Initial publish date
- Oct 2021
- Water Sports
- Publish Date
- Oct 2021
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 13 to 17
- Grade: 8 to 12
Seventeen-year-old Holly Callahan desperately wants to make the national rowing team so she can compete overseas, but she is the last rower cut. Her summer dreams are shattered, and she finds herself back at home, living with her mother's annoying new boyfriend, Super Stew.
Holly's not a quitter. She lands a summer job, and then is handed an unexpected lifeline in the person of a man who offers to coach her in a single rowing boat. For a girl raised without a father, the coach's generosity — and rigorous demands — are a gift. But where did he come from and who is he, really?
Discovering the answer plunges her into sadness — but then he inspires her to work beyond her comfort zone.
Lorna Schultz Nicholson's compelling account of a teen athlete's life-changing summer will keep readers riveted until the last page is turned.
About the author
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Other titles by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Good Morning, Sunshine!
The Joey Moss Story
Grit and Glory
Celebrating 40 Years of the Edmonton Oilers
Les premiers essais de Rondelle
Puckster's First Hockey Tryout
Puckster's New Hockey Teammate
Puckster's First Hockey Tournament
Puckster's First Hockey Game
Puckster's First Hockey Sweater
Canada's 2010 Men's Olympic Hockey Team Guide