Thursday, August 28, 2008

Chalked Up by Jennifer Sey

Chalked Up : Inside elite gymnastic's merciless coaching, overzealous parents, eating disorders and elusive Olympic dreams is is a great choice for adults and teens. I found it accidently in the library when my daughter and I were browsing non-fiction books for her summer assignment. Jennifer Sey was the U.S. Gymnastics National Champion in 1986. Her love and passion of and dedication to gymnastics ended shortly after that amazing achievement when at the age of 18 she felt too old, too fat and too tired to compete anymore. She tells of the support of some coaches but of the abuse of others. She tells of the unwavering support of her family, who sacrificed so much to make her daughter's dream come true.

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