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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2012, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Monica Seles's novel "The Academy: Game On" to be released in 2013

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The Academy is an International Sports Mecca for teen athletes of all sports. There are only two ways in. Deep pockets or enough talent to score a scholarship. Young tennis star Maya's dreams have finally come true when she earns a scholarship to The Academy. Plucked from her small town, Maya moves to the sports training facility/boarding school to (hopefully) start the beginning of her pro career. But Maya's fantasy of The Academy doesn't quite match the reality. Because where there are hot, talented teens, there's a lot of drama. Meet the players:Cleo: Maya's rebel/punk roommate who is nearing the top of the golf world.Renee: The gorgeous swimmer with enough money to buy her way into The Academy.Nicole: A tennis star who feels threatened by Maya (but she'd never admit it).Travis: The son of The Academy owner--perfectly groomed to be the next NFL star. Jake: Travis' younger brother--the bad boy to his brother's good.
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Is this for real?

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Sounds very original

Will there be a character with an eating disorder
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This should be in GM, actually. Kinda strange but why not. Feels a bit like Tyra Banks's fantasy book about models. Has she already written a biography of hers?
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I will be getting this.
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Why is this on 'Non-Tennis'?

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I will be getting this.
Me too.

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Because ultimately it is about a book? Mods can move it to GM if they want.

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will wait for the movie

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The [IMG, including of course Bollettieri] Academy is an International Sports Mecca for teen athletes of all sports.... Nicole: A tennis star....
Hmmm, now who could this Nicole be based on.
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5 bucks says Maya ends up with Jake, who turns out to be the bad boy with a heart of gold to his conservative sell-out goody-two-shoes brother.

A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/One perfect rose.
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Sounds horrific.

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Sounds like something you would read at fanfiction.net
I will be ordering it, though, that's for sure.
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We have a cover:



Ok, this sounds and looks bad. But it's Monica, so I still must get it.

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this sounds and look like a very cheap book

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