Rush for the Gold by John Feinstein
Mystery at the Olympics

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New York Times bestselling sportswriter John Feinstein dives headfirst into a scandal of Olympic proportions in this exciting sports mystery.
Teen sports reporter Susan Carol is competing as a swimmer at her first-ever Olympic games. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime, and her best friend Stevie is both amazed and envious. Usually they cover sporting events together, now he’s covering her. But Stevie can’t shake the feeling that something’s not right. Everyone wants a piece of Susan Carol’s success—agents, sponsors, the media. Just how far will they go to ensure that America’s newest Olympic darling wins gold?
John Feinstein has been praised as “the best writer of sports books in America today” (The Boston Globe), and he proves it again in this fast-paced novel.

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About John Feinstein

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JOHN FEINSTEIN is the author of many bestselling books, including A Season on the Brink and A Good Walk Spoiled. His books for young readers offer a winning combination of sports, action, and intrigue, with Last Shot receiving the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best young adult mystery of the year. He lives in Potomac, Maryland, and Shelter Island, New York, with his family.
Published May 22, 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 322 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books. Fiction

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Feinstein’s latest tale of chicanery in big-time sports sends teen journalist Stevie Thomas to London to cover the Olympics, where his usual partner Susan Carol is swimming for gold.

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Mysterious Reviews

The London Olympics are just 5 months away — the trials just 15 weeks away — and Susan Carol is in contention to be a member of the US national swim team.

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Suddenly the center of attention from agents and promoters all looking to cash in on her athletic performance and good looks, Susan Carol no longer knows who to trust.

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The Horn Book

Timed to coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Feinstein’s sixth sports mystery novel again features teen reporters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson—except that this time Susan Carol is a world-class swimmer in the 200- meter butterfly and Stevie is now her boyfriend.

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Youth Services Book Review

The actual mystery doesn’t unfold until the last half of the book but the story still has plenty of momentum.

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