- Title: Making the Most of It
- Author: Lisa Forrest
- ISBN: 9780733607943
- Page: 376
- Format: Hardcover
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.
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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 [...]
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!
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.
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
Ein großartiges Buch das auch mal zeigt was passieren kann wenn ein Sportler einmal nicht seine bestleistung zeigt
I read this in high school and enjoyed it. Lisa Forrest knows how to tell a story and make characters pop off the page.
Review to come.End not what I expected
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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