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eBook Open Court download

by Carol Clippinger

eBook Open Court download ISBN: 0375840494
Author: Carol Clippinger
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (June 12, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 262
ePub: 1583 kb
Fb2: 1646 kb
Rating: 4.2
Other formats: mobi lrf mbr lit
Category: Teenager
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction

Carol Clippinger's OPEN COURT presents the competitive and emotional pressures of tennis. Holloway "Hall" Braxton is just thirteen and is making her mark in the world of tennis.

Carol Clippinger's OPEN COURT presents the competitive and emotional pressures of tennis. She has pretty much outgrown her competition in Colorado, so what is next? Both her coach and her parents think it's time to start looking at improving her world ranking, but Hall isn't sure she's ready.

Thick, glossy brochures, pamphlets, and catalogs from every warm state in America are basically breeding in my parents’ mailbox. I can barely keep up with them. When I politely asked him to stop delivering the brochures-to simply chuck them in the trash-he sighed at me, mumbled something about a federal offense, and then unmercifully shoved a bunch more into the box, out of spite, probably. I've managed to intercept a few thick packets. Open court is a book about a girl, Holloway Braxton who is the next biggest news in Tennis.

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Thirteen-year-old tennis phenomenon Hall Braxton has been competing in tennis tournaments since she was six. Her next step is to turn pro, but to do that she must attend a tennis academy. Her parents and coach want to send her to a prestigious academy in Florida. Hall is afraid she won't measure up to the other students. What if, for the first time, she isn't the best? After a personal set-back during her visit to the academy, Hall discovers she has an inner strength that motivates her for the right reasons, and no matter what happens at the new school, she'll be all right.

Holloway Braxton takes no prisoners on the tennis court. She's nationally ranked on the junior circuit, and she has outgrown the local competition. Open Court - Carol Clippinger. Her parents want to send her to a tennis academy where they regularly churn out professional players, but Hall isn't sure she's ready to devote her entire life to tennis, especially after her training partner has a breakdown at a tournament.

Here I am not someone's little sister. Not someone's daughter. Not someone's friend  .

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Here I am not someone's little sister. Not someone's daughter. Not someone's friend. This game beckons mechooses me. I am a warrior. An Amazon. I am beautiful. And I play to win.Holloway Braxton takes no prisoners on the tennis court. She's nationally ranked on the junior circuit, and she has outgrown the local competition. Her parents want to send her to a tennis academy where they regularly churn out professional players, but Hall isn't sure she's ready to devote her entire life to tennis, especially after her training partner has a breakdown at a tournament. Is it possible to be a tennis phenom and a regular teenager at the same time?
Comments: (4)
Wizard
A favorite.
Mojind
Carol Clippinger is by far the best author I've come across. Her intelligence and passion for tennis really shows in her writing. This is a wonderful, inspiring book that definitely deserves a five star rating. Keep the books coming Carol!
Xellerlu
this is a great book
i reccomend it to young readers
it is funny interesting and suprising
please read this book you will like it
Xor
It seems there are a lot of YA books lately with sports themes, but tennis isn't usually the sport of choice. Carol Clippinger's OPEN COURT presents the competitive and emotional pressures of tennis.

Holloway "Hall" Braxton is just thirteen and is making her mark in the world of tennis. She has pretty much outgrown her competition in Colorado, so what is next? Both her coach and her parents think it's time to start looking at improving her world ranking, but Hall isn't sure she's ready. Competing in world class tournaments means moving on from her local coach and attending one of the private tennis academies her parents have been researching. It also means moving away from home.

Hall's life is suddenly more complicated than ever. It's not just her tennis life that is changing. She and her best friend seem to be headed in different directions. Her doubles partner recently suffered a nervous breakdown and is currently living in a mental facility. And then there's Luke, the country club, private school heartthrob who is suddenly paying Hall a lot of attention.

Every night Hall presses her ear to the heating vent between her room and the kitchen to hear her parents plot and plan her tennis future. Her father has his sights set on Bickford Tennis Academy in Florida. Her mother (Hall calls her The Weak Link) seems less sure about sending their only daughter off to swampy Florida and tennis torture. No one bothers asking Hall what she wants, and it's beginning to freak her out.

For awhile Hall tries to lose herself in the world outside tennis. She hangs with her friends, especially handsome Luke and new friend, Polly. Amazed that someone as popular as Luke could be interested in her, Hall explores another side of her personality as she sneaks out for late night swims and make-out sessions. Her longtime friendship with best friend Eve is abandoned as she spends time with more rebellious Polly. But tennis continues to haunt Hall. Is it just a game or is it a much more important part of who she is?

OPEN COURT reaches into the pressures of competitive tennis. The pressure to win, to please coaches and parents, the grueling hours of practice that interfere with friendships, and the powerful love of the game are all revealed in this fast-paced novel. Even those with little knowledge of the game of tennis will still appreciate the drive and determination that pushes and yet terrifies Hall. OPEN COURT is a worthwhile addition to any collection.

Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"