The Happiest Girl in the World

The Happiest Girl in the World

Model:  0063019043

Stock : In-Stock



The Happiest Girl in the World 
Contributor(s): Dillon, Alena (Author)
ISBN: 0063019043    EAN: 9780063019041
Publisher: William Morrow & Company     
US SRP: $16.99 US 
Binding: Paperback: 384 pages
Annotation: For Sera Wheeler, the Olympics is the reason for everything. It’s why she trains thirty hours a week, starves herself to under 100 pounds, and pops Advil like Tic Tacs.
For her mother, Charlene,  hungry for glory she never had, it’s why she rises before dawn to drive Sera to practice in a different state, and why the family scrimps, saves, and fractures. It’s why, when Sera’s best friend reports the gymnastics doctor to the authority who selects the Olympic Team, Sera denies what she knows about his treatments, thus preserving favor.
Their friendship shatters. But Sera protected her dream didn’t she?
Sera doubles down, taping broken toes, numbing torn muscles, and pouring her family’s resources into the sport. Soon she isn’t training for the love of gymnastics. She’s training to make her disloyalty worthwhile. No matter the cost.
The Happiest Girl in the World explores the dark history behind an athlete who stands on the world stage, biting gold. It's about the silence required of the exceptional, a tarnished friendship, and the sacrifices a parent will make for a child, even as a family is torn apart. It’s about the price of greatness.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Women
- Fiction | Friendship
- Fiction | Sports

Write a review

There's no reviews for this product, be the first to write a review.

Customers who bought this product also purchased

Blood in the Water
Model: 1400078245


Fast Company Magazine
Model: 3724CF10


Never Be Sick Again
Model: 1558749543


Suffering in Silence
Model: 0991291352


The Dark Light of Day
Model: 1682304701


The Man I Was Destined to Be
Model: 1490802169


The Mark
Model: 1496712366


To My Sister
Model: 1598426885


add chat to your website