The Resource The happiest girl in the world : a novel, Alena Dillon

The happiest girl in the world : a novel, Alena Dillon

Label
The happiest girl in the world : a novel
Title
The happiest girl in the world
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alena Dillon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. They're why when Sera's best friends 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 siphoning her family's resources. Soon she isn't training for the love of gymnastics; she's training to make her disloyalty worthwhile, no matter the cost."--Page 4 of cover
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10954548
Cataloging source
TOH
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Dillon, Alena
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Women gymnasts
  • Women athletes
  • Gymnasts
  • Gymnastics
  • Sexual abuse victims
  • Olympics
  • Sports physicians
  • FICTION / Women
  • FICTION / Friendship
  • FICTION / Sports
  • Gymnasts
  • Olympics
Target audience
adult
Label
The happiest girl in the world : a novel, Alena Dillon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1224586304
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358, 12 pages
Isbn
9780063019041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1224586304
Label
The happiest girl in the world : a novel, Alena Dillon
Publication
Note
Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1224586304
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358, 12 pages
Isbn
9780063019041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1224586304

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