Books – Juice

Young Adult Fiction

(Writing as Katy Watson)

Winner: Avis Page Award 2002
West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards

Reviews

What the critics said about Juice

“Watson delivers a heated story, filled with sweat, adrenaline,simmering hormones, and modern Aussie slang that is sure to have American teens trying out lingo like “Macca,” mate,” and “footy.” Athletic girls are still in lamentably short supply in fiction for young people and many readers will relish a run with Juice.” –

University of Illinois,
Graduate School of Library and Information Services

“Watson’s style is to reveal Juice’s selfishness to us, the readers, and to the other characters in her snappy novel, but to keep Juice blissfully in the dark – until the final race. And, if you’re not reading it to find out whether or not she beats the record time, you’ll be madly turning the pages to find if she does, finally, grow up.”

Sally-Ann Jones
The West Australian

Juice

Jenna Stewart – Juice – and her friends, are young athletes with dreams of success at the highest level. Juice has her sights set on gold in the Olympic one hundred metres, but rivalry with her oldest friend Sam, the demands of school, her mother’s embarrassing secret, and the imminent departure of her accordion playing gran threaten to get in the way.

And then there’s Von – at first they’re just training partners but something happens, and suddenly Juice can’t get him out of her mind.

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