Surviving High School by M. Doty

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<!--StartFragment--> What's the secret to surviving your freshman year of high school?

Emily Kessler thinks she has it all figured out. She eats, sleeps and trains for competitive swimming. All she has to do is keep her grades high and swim times short -- short enough to live up to her sister Sara's. But walking the crowded maze of unfamiliar high school hallways is like diving headfirst into shark-infested waters. Shark #1: Dominique, her biggest competition on the swim team and all-around mean girl. Shark #2: The adorable and popular Ben Kale... Emily can't resist his smile no matter how hard she tries. When the pressure builds to the point where Emily isn't sure she can stay afloat, she begins to question the strict path her life has always followed.
Maybe there is more to life than studying and swimming. Maybe the secret to surviving high school is just to have a little fun.

The hit mobile game Surviving High School comes to life in an original novel about perfection, failure, and following your dreams.
 

About M. Doty

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M. Doty is an award-winning screenwriter, game-writer and novelist. For the last six years, Doty has worked as a writer for Electronic Arts' hit mobile game, Surviving High School.
 
Published September 4, 2012 by Poppy. 217 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Emily worshiped Sara, and she’s continued her efforts to live up to her late sister’s legacy by embracing an 8,000-calorie daily diet, a strict sleep schedule and daily three-hour training sessions with her dad, the obsessive and demanding coach of her high school’s swim team.

Jul 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Surviving High School

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This novel by screenwriter Doty (who is also the game-writer for the Electronic Arts mobile game the book is inspired by) follows the trials and temptations of high school freshman Emily Kessler in the months following the death of her older sister, Sara, in a car accident.

Aug 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Surviving High School

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