by Thalia Kalkipsakis
Allen & Unwin. Young Adult, Australia. Paperback rrp $14.99
Jade is a teenage girl who knows exactly what she wants, where she wants to go, and how she is going to get there. But unfortunately for Jade, her dreams of being a great gymnast all crumple when her knee gives way in the middle of a competition that would have taken her all the way to Nationals!
While Jade waits patiently for her injuries to heal she silently watches her best friend Rene, fall for Marco, one of the most popular boys in school. Jade is worried Marco will hurt Rene. When Rene and Marco start dating, Jade must tolerate Marco and his sexist comments if she still wants to be friends with Rene.
While recuperating, Jade starts strengthening exercises in the pool and meets up with Marco’s mate, Levi, who is recovering from football injuries. One comment leads to another and next thing Jade finds she is up against Levi in a swimming race just to prove that girls are just as good as boys!
Jade’s competitive streak is back in full force and she is out to show that girls are not soft. But what Jade learns is that maybe winning isn’t everything.
What Supergirl Did Next is book 14 in the Girlfriend Fiction series and a great book for all teenage girls, but especially the ones who love to win.