Gymnastics Series by April Adams
Balancing Act (Book #1):
Five girls. Four events. And only one gold medal.
Floor routine. Uneven bars. Vault. And balance beam.
90 seconds. 75 seconds. 7 seconds. 90 seconds.
In gymnastics, your best friends are your biggest rivals. And the Bellevue Kips are feeling the pressure. Everyone wants to win best all-around gymnast at Optionals and State finals, but only one girl goes home with gold. Who will it be?
Nadia: Gymnastics royalty. Beam is her event. Gold is in her DNA. But how far is she willing to go to win?
Bethany: Best on floor. Worst on vault. Does Bethany’s height spell gymnastics doom?
Sara: They used to call her Tree Frog. Now, she’s too scared to tumble backwards. Can she get it together in time to compete?
Kelley: Gymnast. Soccer Star. And ballerina. The time has come to choose her sport. What is she willing to sacrifice to win?
Jamie: The new girl and the squad’s biggest mystery. Will she crumble under pressure? Or will she give them all a run for their money?
The countdown to competition has begun. Will it make them? Or break them?
Tumbling Dreams (Book #2):
Five Girls. Four Events. And One Major Competition
Can a gymnastics squad have a break-up?
Regionals are only a few months away and the Bellevue Kips are falling apart.
Sara can’t get her OCD under control
Bethany struggles to find her balance after a growth spurt
Nadia artistic marks are sinking and her moods are affecting the entire team
Jamie is the glue that holds this team together but her grandma is in the hospital so her mind isn’t on the task.
and Kelley is sneaking out of practices.
The whole team is split.
Can the girls find their squad spirit in time to compete as a team? Or is it time to say goodbye to their fuchsia-and-black leotards forever?
Flipping Out (Book #3):
With Sara temporarily on medical leave and Bethany no longer competing with the squad, Nadia is poised to dominate at the Nationals. Or so she thinks.
Introducing Raven. Her parents just divorced and according to Google Maps, the Bellevue Kips Gymnastic Club is equidistant from their houses. Split down the middle, just like everything else.
Jamie was comfortable being the new kid on the squad, but struggling to find her place on the team now that she is old news.
“Jamie felt the pang of something like jealousy. Jamie never got jealous. This felt different. This was already affecting her routine. This affected her dreams. Jamie would have to do some research. She would convince Judi to let her try her own special move. And she would perfect it before Nationals. Because without a truly spectacular dismount, there was no way she was bringing home gold.”
Will the girls pull it together and place at Nationals or will the drama of competing against your own team-mates leave these gymnasts Flipping Out?
Off Rhythm (Book #4):
Kelley steps to the mat. Presents and poses. Inhales. Steps and extends her leg. Exhales while throwing herself into a wind-milling leg extension that positions her pointed toe exactly opposite from the tip of her head. Her pointed leg spins in opposition to her shoulders and head so that when her foot reaches straight up to the sky, her head almost touches the floor and all while spinning a hoop on her wrist.
Kelley and the Kips are back, but this season Kelley is determined that not only does she need to execute skills with precision and performance, she needs to do it while throwing, catching and balancing a ball.
Rhythmic gymnastics is Kelley’s new passion but can she balance old friends, new friends and her sport, or will she be thrown Off Rhythm?