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Book review: The Flyaway Girls

REVIEWED BY MATILDA, 10, WA

The Flyaway Girls

Matilda borrowed this book from her local library.

The Flyaway Girls by Julia Lawrinson, Puffin Books, ISBN 9780143308652

The Flyaway Girls is a novel about a girl called Chelsea who is really serious about gymnastics. She starts getting her hopes up about getting into the nationals competition as she gets better and better. But then a new girl comes and is catching up to her quickly, except for one thing holding her back — the vault. The badge ceremony is drawing closer and closer. Will the new girl stop Chelsea getting into the nationals?

I recommend this book for ages 8+ or serious gymnasts like Chelsea. I really enjoyed this book though, and I’m not a gymnast.

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Rebecca Newman is a children's writer and poet, and the editor of the Australian children's literary blog, Alphabet Soup. rebeccanewman.net.au.