Reviews by You: The Flip Side by Shawn Johnson
Reviewed by: EPL
Fiction , Young Adult
Title: The Flip Side
By: Shawn Johnson
Call #: YA Fiction Johns.S
Just in time for Rio 2016, The Flip Side -written by Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson- follows the life of elite gymnast Charlotte “Charlie” Ryland a few weeks before Olympic trials. In order to get a life outside the gym, Charlie goes to a public school. To make sure everyone treats her like a normal girl, Charlie decides to keep her gymnastics secret from everyone at school, even her best friend Zoe. Balancing school and her gymnastics career is a lot of work, and Charlie is determined to to let anything get in her way of her goal to win Olympic gold.
The Flip Side reminded me of Hannah Montana, because they both live double lives, and they don’t want anyone to find out about their secret. I love how there is a blend between gymnastics and school drama to create a book that can be read by those who don’t know much about gymnastics as well as avid gymnastics fans.
(Lynn, Evanston Teen)