Falling Hard by Megan Sparks

Annie, a 14-year-old girl, has just moved to the U.S. with her dad from London.  Annie has a background in gymnastics, and plans on joining the cheerleading squad at school. However, she is introduced to the world of Roller Derby! Training for both cheerleading and roller derby quickly gets overwhelming. Deciding which sport to choose is even harder, especially when Tyler the soccer player hangs out with the cheerleaders and Jesse the skateboarder hangs out at the rink. Decisions, decisions . . .  

Miss Traci says, “I really enjoyed becoming immersed in the world of Roller Derby. Annie is a character that anyone would want to be friends with. I even wanted to pull out my own skates! I am ready to pick up the next book in the new Roller Girls series, Hell’s Belles.”   250 p.   Grades 6 – 8