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Gravity by Sarah Deming
TEEN DEMING
ixteen-year-old Gravity Delgado has been breaking records and competitors since she started boxing with a legendary coach at age twelve, and now will reach the Olympics if her home life and romance do not distract her.
Payback Time by Carl Deuker
TEEN DEUKER
Mitch reluctantly agrees to be the sports reporter for the Lincoln High newspaper because he is determined to be a writer, but he senses a real story in Angel, a talented football player who refuses to stand out on the field--or to discuss his past.
A Matter of Heart by Amy Dominy
TEEN DOMINY
Sixteen-year-old Abby Lipman is on track to win the state swim championships and qualify for the Olympic trials when a fainting incident at a swim meet leads to the diagnosis of a deadly heart condition and forces her to discover who she is without the one thing that has defined her entire life.
The Football Girl by Thatcher Heldring
TEEN HELDRING
In the summer before high school, Tessa's decision to play football, instead of running cross-country, affects her blossoming romance with football prospect Caleb, her relationship with best friends Marina and Lexie, who are counting on Tessa to try out for cross-country, and her home life with her politically ambitious mother.
Throw Like a Girl by Sarah Henning
ROM TEEN HENNING
When high school junior Liv Rodriquez is kicked off her private school's softball team and loses her scholarship she must join her new school's football team to prove she can be a team player, all while falling for the star quarterback.
Cracking the Bell by Geoff Herbach
TEEN HERBACH
When Isaiah gets knocked out cold on the field, he learns there's a lot more to lose than football. While recovering from a concussion, Isaiah wonders what his life would look like without the game.
Hooper by Geoff Herbach
TEEN HERBACH
When Adam is tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future. But life is more complicated off the court. When an incident with the police threatens to break apart the bonds Adam’s finally formed after a lifetime of struggle, he must make an impossible choice between his new family and the sport that’s given him everything.
Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli
TEEN IACOPELLI
A year after being nearly paralyzed, Audrey Lee is going to the Olympics but the United States' gymnastics team is on the verge of collapse and Leo, her new coach's cute son, is another distraction.
Gut Check by Eric Kester
TEEN KESTER
When star quarterback Brett suffers a terrible concussion, his brother Wyatt must decide if keeping his brother's secret is worth the risk to their relationship and their town's economic future.
Losers Take All: A Novel by David Klass
TEEN KLASS
At a sports-crazy NJ high school where all kids must play on a team, a group of rebels start a soccer team designed to undermine the jock-culture of the school.
Second Impact: Making the Hardest Call of All by David Klass, Perri Klass
TEEN KLASS
When Jerry Downing, star quarterback in a small football town, gets a second chance after his drunk driving had serious consequences, Carla Jensen, ace reporter for the school newspaper, invites him to join her in writing a blog, mainly about sports.
Out of Left Field by Kris Hui Lee
ROM TEEN LEE
Can Marnie pitch for the boy's baseball team and field an unexpected crush without striking out at the game...and in love?
Goldfish: A Novel by Nat Luurtsema
TEEN LUURTSEMA
Louise, a British Olympic swimming hopeful, finds unlikely friends and a new focus after spectacularly failing to qualify to attend a prestigious training camp. She feels rudderless until an unlikely group of popular boys hire her to coach them to be synchronized underwater swimmers.
Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
TEEN MCGINNIS
A captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis--the deadliest drug epidemic in American history--through the eyes of a college-bound softball star.
After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay
TEEN RIBAY
Told from alternating perspectives, Bunny takes a basketball scholarship to an elite private school to help his family, leaving behind Nasir, his best friend, in their tough Philadelphia neighborhood.
Always a Catch by Peter Richmond
TEEN RICHMOND
Jack's arrival a boarding school triggers a deep-seated need to see what he's really capable of-a need that leads him to enter the high-pressure world of varsity football, experiment with his music, and develop a relationship with Caroline, a fellow musician.
A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White
TEEN WHITE
Eighteen-year-old Jill Cafferty just made history. Her high school’s star pitcher, she is now the first woman drafted by a major league baseball team.
Running with Lions by Julian Winters
TEEN WINTERS
Bloomington High School Lions' star goalie Sebastian Hughes tries to reconnect with his childhood friend Emir. To his surprise, more than friendship develops between them.
The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin
GRAPHIC TEEN AVANT-GUARDS V.1
As a transfer student to the Georgia O'Keeffe College for Arts and Subtle Dramatics, Charlie is struggling to find her place. But when she joins the school's newly formed basketball team, the Avant-Guards, she begins to see the person she wants to be--on and off the court.
Evergreen by Yuyuko Takemiya
GRAPHIC TEEN EVERGREEN V.1
Hotaka is enamored with swimming ace, Awaya Niki. But sickly, shy and extremely introverted, he feels all he can do is pine for her from afar.