Seventeen-year-old Leah Weiczynkowski, about to begin her senior year of high school, is on the brink of realizing her dream --playing soccer for the under-eighteen national tem, her gateway to the World Cup and the Olympics. Everything shes worked for in her life has been about this moment. She cant wait to tell her dad; her biggest fan and her faithful chauffeur to games and practices. Unfortunately, her dad, Pete Weiczynkowski, had news of his own. Cancer. Pancreatic cancer. When Leah hears her fathers news, the wind is knocked out of her and a coldness seeps through her -- disbelief, sadness, anger. Not her Pops! Why her Pops? Why now? And what is she supposed to do? Now, when she has a real shot at her goal? Now, when her father is dying? Going for the Record addresses Leahs struggle with her passion for her sport, her love for her father, and her growing recognition of her fathers faith and bravery. Loosely based on the authors own experience of her father dying of cancer, Going for the Record is a coming-of-age story on a number of levels, as Leah must question everything thats mattered most to her and how she will define herself in the future.
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Eerdmans Books for Young Readers is honored that Going for the Record was chosen as a finalist for the Great Lakes Book Award sponsored by the Great Lakes Bookseller Association.About the Author:
Julie A. Swanson grew up in northern Michigan, the setting for Going for the Record. She currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. This is her first published novel.
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Book Description Paw Prints 2008-05-09, 2008. Book Condition: Very Good. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP80433363
Book Description Paw Prints 2008-05-09, 2008. No binding. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-265-45-3203413