Going for Great

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American Girl, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 119 pages
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These contemporary novels feature girls who face everyday challenges and more serious problems as they approach their teen years. In figuring out how to cope when life is less than perfect, they begin to understand what growing up is all about.When stage fright strikes before a big flute competition, sixth-grader Jenna finds support in an unpopular girl from a troubled family. But this new relationship may cost Jenna her best friend. Can she overcome her fears on her own?

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User Review  - J - Goodreads

Good story in the intended age group. Going for great doesn't always mean "winning". Read full review

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User Review  - Shyanne - Goodreads

I read this 2 years ago when I was really into music, and was in chorus. It's about a girl who basically under-estimates herself, and goes in a competition type of deal, and is really nervous about it, because she thinks she's going to mess it up. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Brockman studied both flute and piano in school. Today she teaches middle school music and conducts children's choirs.