Genre: Realistic Fiction/Sports
# of Pages: 248
RAC Book: Yes
2011-2012 Iowa Teen Award Winner
Savvy is a very talented basketball player who despite only being 14, makes the under 18 travel team. She has to prove herself from the beginning, however, because not everyone welcomes her onto the team. Plus, she is new in town after her family suffered some financial hardships in their hometown and were forced to come stay on their relative’s sheep farm. Savvy wants to fit in and prove herself more than anything. Meanwhile, her sister Callie is having a hard time fitting in on the cheerleading squad she so desperately wants to join. The stress of the move encouraged Callie to put on a bit of extra weight and because of that her career as a “flyer’ could be in jeopardy. Both of the girls want to “boost” their game, but what will they be willing to do in order to succeed?
Boost follows a family who is making a transition and hoping for the best. They all want to support each other, but they are all going through difficult challenges as well. As Savvy and Callie try to find their way in this new town they are faced with challenges and temptations that may or may not be in their best interest. In the end, they realize they must support each other no matter what because there is nothing more important than family. A good sports fiction story that fans of Dairy Queen will enjoy.