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One Cycle

By Lorna Schultz Nicholson

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Series: Lorimer Podium Sports Academy

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Of all Podium Sports Academy's attackmen, Calgary native Nathan Moore stands the best chance of getting a lacrosse scholarship at a U.S. college. But at 5'10" and 125 lbs, Nathan's told by the scouts that he has some filling out to do before he can take the hard hits. Waiting for his body to catch up to his dreams isn't an option, so Nathan takes drastic measures to build muscle fast -- steroids. Nathan quickly sees the effects on his body, but just as fast the drugs start to affect him in ways he can't control . . . ways that also have a game-changing impact on his Podium friends.

[Fry reading level - 3.0


Commended - Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens *Starred Selection* - 2013

"Nathan represents the athlete who does everything right but whose body betrays him"

- Joan Marshall Resource Links

"The characters in [Podium Sports Academy are not only involved in a variety of sports, but they also represent the various nationalities that we see in Canada. The books provide teens with the opportunity to talk about what might be happening in their own lives and to see how the characters in each story deal with the issues."

- Sandra O'Brien Canadian Children's Book News

"A fast, gripping read that will appeal to young readers, especially reluctant ones."

- Mary-Esther Lee Sister's Library

"One Cycle is a joy to read and would appeal to young men and women alike. The story is relatable but riveting, and it stands out in the genre of young adult sport novels as a quality read." Highly Recommended.

- Jillian Sexton CM: Canadian Review of Materials

LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON has written picture books, middle grade and YA fiction, and non-fiction. She has also written, produced, and hosted programs for television and radio, and is well known in Western Canada for her print journalism, including sports writing. Lorna regularly visits schools to share her passion for literacy with students. She lives in Edmonton with her husband and their two dogs.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 144 pages
Publication Date: 12th September 2012
ISBN: 9781459401839
Format: 8.5in x 5.5in

Binding: Hardback, 144 pages
Publication Date: 12th September 2012
ISBN: 9781459401846
Format: 8.5in x 5.5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 144 pages
Publication Date: 12th September 2012
ISBN: 9781459401853
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:, JUV005000, JUV039040
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 13 To 18
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.0
Lexile Reading Level: HL580L


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Podium Sports Academy

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Fast-paced hi/lo sports fiction

Series features

  • Ideal for reluctant readers
  • Recurring cast of multicultural boy and girl characters
  • Storylines include issues such as hazing, drug use, eating disorders
  • Sports focus on hockey, synchro swimming, lacrosse, soccer and basketball
  • Written by novelist and sports expert Lorna Schultz Nicholson

"These hi/lo books tackle difficult teen problems in an easy-to-read style"
School Library Journal

"Podium Sports Academy is a great concept. Take the pressures of a regular high school experience and dial them up tenfold"
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"a no-fear approach to writing about serious issues that have resonance with real life"
CM Magazine

Lorna Schultz Nicholson is an experienced sports writer. She is the bestselling author of several books in the Lorimer Sports Stories series for young readers. Her Podium Sports Academy series reflects the experiences of top ranked athletes and teens who have been billeted away from home to play sports at real-life elite sports high schools.