October 4, 2012
Taking risks for sports
by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
This is book three in Nicholson's Podium Sports Academy series, which details the lives of teen athletes at an elite high school. It's a lot like Degrassi High, but with a sports backdrop. In One Cycle, we're introduced to Nathan, captain of the Podium lacrosse team. With a quick and slender build, Nathan's always being told that he needs to bulk up. Obsessed with getting a scholarship, his impatience leads to a risky decision - injectable testosterone. Now all he has to worry about are the side effects and the paranoia.
A fast, gripping read that will appeal to young readers, especially reluctant ones.
For reviews of previous books in the series, see http://sisterslibrary.blogspot.ca/2012/07/sports-books-for-teens.html