|Heat (1998) [Novel]|
by Michael Cadnum
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"You had an accident," Miss P. was saying, her hands on my shoulders so I couldn't climb to my feet. "You hit your head."
I must have over-rotated entering the water. I did a reverse two and a half somersaults, and screwed up on the rip, the entry. The judges would have scored me 4.0 or 4.5 at best.
No judges today, though. This was training, rep after rep.
I do it every day.
The diving platform is thirty-three feet up, higher than a third story balcony. Expert at the most breathtaking dives, Bonnie Chamberlain captures the best scores in every heat, and she is bound for Olympic trials. She has never felt fear.
One slip, one inexplicable mistake, and it's all over. Or is it? Determined to compete, Bonnie forces herself back into her routine.
But no matter how hard she works, she can't keep her focus once her father is in trouble with the law. No one believes in him - not the newspapers, not the community, not even his family.
There is only Bonnie - alone, ready to take the heat.
Original title: Heat
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Suspense/Thriller
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Sports