Under Pressure by Emma Carlson Berne
(Counterattack)

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Elise comes from a long line of college athletes. More than anything else, she wants to wear the University of North Carolina uniform and play for the college where her parents went. It's a lot of pressure, but if she works hard, she just might make it. At least that's what Elise thinks before she notices that some of her teammates are outplaying her. And a UNC scout is visiting in a few weeks. That's where the pills come in. Taking "performance supplements" makes Elise feel great, and soon she's playing like a powerhouse. But will it last? And can she keep her secret without getting caught?
 

About Emma Carlson Berne

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Emma Carlson Berne is the author of "Never Let You Go", "Still Waters", and "Hard to Get".""She lives in Ohio with her family.
 
Published April 1, 2013 by Darby Creek. 104 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Soccer is everything for high school athlete Elise.

Feb 13 2013 | Read Full Review of Under Pressure (Counterattack)

Gr 6 Up—Elise just wants her mother to notice how well she is playing soccer and to stop making little digs that she thinks will motivate her. In order to live up to the expectations laid before her from her coach, her mother, and herself, she decides to look for some help. Elise knows

Jun 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Under Pressure (Counterattack)

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