Gold medals and love: can Rachel win both?
Rachel is now playing for a team called Pheonix and she is doing so well that she is regarded as a core member. Rachel is devastated to miss out on the Netball Squad selection for the Commonwealth Games, but when one of the key Australian players is injured at the final training session, Rachel is called to fill the vacant spot. Her lifelong dream comes true!
While away Rachel keeps a diary for the two weeks of the Games, recording her battles with insecurity, victories on the court, travel experiences and the regular phone conversations with boyfriend Daniel.
The battle for gold between New Zealand and Australia is both exhausting and exhilarating. After the game Rachel is frustrated when she can't ring Daniel because she is called away to do a media interview. There she discovers that the 'interviewer' is Daniel, who has used all of his savings to be with her for her final match.
I think this a great book for anyone between the ages of 10-14 and who likes netball!