Under Pressure

From the Series Counterattack

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

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?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-0303-1
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-4677-0718-3
$7.95 $7.95
978-1-4677-0958-3
$42.65 $31.99
978-1-4677-5891-8
$53.32 $39.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 104
Publication Date 2013-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.2
BISACS YAF059000, YAF058080, YAF059110
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 670
ATOS Reading Level 4.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 156701
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, and Reviewed

Awards

  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Winner, 2014

Reviews

Library Media Connection

“Each title is fast-paced, readable, and appropriate for both middle and high school readers.” —Library Media Connection

School Library Journal

“This high-interest, slim book is an accessible read for reluctant readers and soccer fanatics.” —School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Elise’s deteriorating physical and emotional conditions are effectively sketched in this fast-paced, slim novel….Berne’s discerning tale combines vivid sports descriptions with a compelling storyline.” —Kirkus Reviews

Author: Emma Carlson-Berne

Emma Carlson Berne has written and edited more than two dozen books for young people. She holds a master's degree in composition and rhetoric from Miami University. Emma lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two sons. Visit her online at http://emmacarlsonberne.com/.