Perfected By Girls by Alfred C. Martino audiobook

Perfected By Girls

By Alfred C. Martino
Read by Jen Taylor

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Navigating high school isn't easy for Melinda Radford. She’s the lone girl on the Ashton High wrestling team, grappling with opponents who refuse to compete against her, a few who want to crush her, and a coach who's less-than-pleased having a female in his practice room. At home, Mel’s parents forbid her from seeing her new boyfriend, her grandmother insists she start preparing for her future by taking a dreary office internship, and her infuriating older brother, who’s the varsity team captain, flirts with her best friend, Jade. Just when it seems things can't get any more complicated, an off-handed comment puts Mel at odds with her teammates, her brother, and, worst of all, her coach. But through a twist of tragedy and fate, Mel is given an unexpected opportunity to accomplish something no girl in her school's history has ever done—something that just may redeem herself in the eyes of her detractors. But is she strong enough to handle the pressure?

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Summary

Summary

Navigating high school isn't easy for Melinda Radford. She’s the lone girl on the Ashton High wrestling team, grappling with opponents who refuse to compete against her, a few who want to crush her, and a coach who's less-than-pleased having a female in his practice room. At home, Mel’s parents forbid her from seeing her new boyfriend, her grandmother insists she start preparing for her future by taking a dreary office internship, and her infuriating older brother, who’s the varsity team captain, flirts with her best friend, Jade. Just when it seems things can't get any more complicated, an off-handed comment puts Mel at odds with her teammates, her brother, and, worst of all, her coach. But through a twist of tragedy and fate, Mel is given an unexpected opportunity to accomplish something no girl in her school's history has ever done—something that just may redeem herself in the eyes of her detractors. But is she strong enough to handle the pressure?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The protagonist has an authentic voice, and readers will empathize with her isolation throughout the school day. Some may gloss over the detailed wrestling descriptions, but the romance and other aspects of Melinda's life will strike a chord with girls, even those who don't participate in athletics.” School Library Journal
“Though wrestling is the heart of the tale, Martino wisely resists heavy-handed and inspirational sports metaphors, letting Mel's actions speak for themselves. There's always a need for more sports stories for girls, and this is a solid addition to the genre.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Alfred C. Martino

Author Bio: Alfred C. Martino

Alfred C. Martino is the acclaimed author of young adult novels, including the Jr. Library Guild Selection and Best Books For Young Adults nominee, Pinned. Amateur wrestling has been a part of his life for over thirty-five years. He has competed on the midget, junior high, high school, and collegiate levels, as well as coached Millburn’s youth program for nearly a decade. He is a graduate of Duke University and the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Runtime: 6.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English