Making the Most of It

Ever since the Olympic gold medallist Angie Taylor had come to visit her primary school, Nina Hallet has secretly dreamt of representing Australia and making sporting history But she is totally unprepared for her dream to become a reality Suddenly she has big expectations to live up to.
Making the Most of It Ever since the Olympic gold medallist Angie Taylor had come to visit her primary school Nina Hallet has secretly dreamt of representing Australia and making sporting history But she is totally unprep

  • Title: Making the Most of It
  • Author: Lisa Forrest
  • ISBN: 9780733607943
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About the Author

    Lisa Forrest

    Lisa Forrest is an author, TV and radio broadcaster and Olympian.Her first career, as a teenager, was swimming backstroke for Australia In 1978 when she was 14 she won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada she captained the women s swim team to the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow and in 1982 won gold medals at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia.For almost twenty years she worked as a TV and radio journalist presenter before writing her first novel in 2000, Making the Most of It, a coming of age story loosely based on her own teenage experiences Forrest has so many arrows in her quiver it seems almost obscene she should add novelist to the CV Yet she has done it very well This story for teenagers well crafted, deftly sketched and plotted with pace and panache.Herald SunLisa Forrest s delightful and disarming debut novel is told in Forrest s frank style, which eschews pathos and any attempt to make this either a heroic or cautionary tale.The Australian Review of BooksSince then Lisa has written four books, including djmAx, about a teenage girl who wants to be a DJ and the grandfather who has raised her DJ Max is another great book for young adults It captures the vibrancy of youth, the need to break free into new territory while still having support of the oldies Filled with delicious details and intriguing subplots, DJ Max dances with life, a sure fire page turner.Bella s Books For Older Readers and Young Adults and Boycott Australia s Controversial Road to the 1980 Olympics, a non fiction account of the months leading up to the Moscow Games when the Federal Government, sections of the media and, unfortunately, members of the public, used all manner of intimidation in their attempts to force Australian athletes to boycott the Olympic Games Forrest s book is enlightening This is memoir, growing up diary, elite insights and administrative history meeting sport in change and generation gap The best sections are marvelous Above all, she demonstrates that sport is rarely divorced from the wider world, and always deserves serious attention.Australian Book ReviewForrest s account of the times is remarkable and moving Deftly weaving her own autobiography through these major machinations she has produced a powerfully honest book amazing to learn that it took until the Sydney Olympics for many of the rifts in Australian sport to finally heal.Inside SportIf only every book about sport was like this Literate, well researched, a careful mixture of personal anecdote and commentary from a wide collection of interviews Forrest is a very good journalist she adopts a wonderfully even handed approach The story gets along at a page turning clip and Forrest s style is detailed and engaging.Sydney Morning HeraldAfter an absence of some ten years Lisa has returned to YA fiction for Inheritance, a fantasy novel about an ancient mythical circus troupe called the Cirkulatti She was inspired by her niece Indi, a circus girl in Wollongong, south of Sydney Lisa Forrest has created a butt kicking heroine and a world of rich traditons, epic destinies and, of course, dark and closely guarded secrets Don t miss this action packed new fantasy series Kinokuniya Books, SydneyLisa lives in Sydney with her husband, Jess, her son, Dex, and Dex s two cats, Storm and Amber Deathray.

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    • Sally said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:25 PM

      I hadn't heard of Lisa Forrest before this, but my mum had. She was a bit before my time :D I wonder how much of this was autobiographical? It was a pretty interesting story actually - 14-year-old swimming sensation ends up winning gold at the Commonwealth Games, and then is on track for the next Olympics but it's not all sunshine and roses and happy endings. (view spoiler)[She wins silver in the 100m at the Olympics, but then slips at the start of the 200m and only manages to bring herself back [...]

    • Maggy Todd said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:25 PM

      How refreshing to read a book for teens where the main character is someone you could really empathise with to in her struggle to overcome the enormous odds she is up against - some of Lisa's own journey as a swimmer and Olympian shines through giving Nina's story a real edge. Highly recommended as a novel to inspire!

    • Sally Edsall said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:25 PM

      Lisa Forrest is now a journalist and writer. She was a successful international Australian swimmer. This was published in 2000. The writing was pretty good throughout, though there were some points I found a little less than convincing,the experiences did not always match the age of the protagonist in my view.

    • Emie Lee said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:25 PM

      Also ich hab mich total auf das Buch gefreut weil es nich so viele Bücher gibt wos ums Schwimmen geht. Der erste Teil hat mir auch ganz gut gefallen aber der zweite Teil fand ich ganz schrecklich, für mich fast unerträglich. Die Autorien war selbst Profischwimmerin, ich hoffe, dass nicht viel autobiografisches in dem Buch steckt

    • Roxy said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:25 PM

      Ein großartiges Buch das auch mal zeigt was passieren kann wenn ein Sportler einmal nicht seine bestleistung zeigt

    • Lexie said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:25 PM

      I read this in high school and enjoyed it. Lisa Forrest knows how to tell a story and make characters pop off the page.

    • Gabby said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:25 PM

      Review to come.End not what I expected

    • Ngaire said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:25 PM

      Read as a teenager, on a recent re-read I dnf-d. I feel like this book wasn't really for me. Probably why I hadn't kept it on my shelves even though I collect Aus ya. I recently picked it up secondhand and decided to give it a go and that was a mistake.

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