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Break the Fall – Discussion Questions

Spark debate with your class or book club on survivorship, female solidarity and the importance of using your voice with the sensational new YA novel about one girl’s determination to win gold at the Olympics.

 

Break the Fall is a sensational new YA novel that provides the perfect backdrop for KS4 students to explore topics such as consent, friendship and female empowerment. Following the story of 17-year old gymnast, Audrey Lee, this story is also perfect for students that love gymnastics (or any sport!)

 

These resources have been put together for book groups and KS4 classrooms. Let us know what your groups and students though of the book by tweeting us @teambkmrk or @hachetteschools!

 

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About the Book:

 

The only thing seventeen-year-old Audrey Lee dreams about is swinging her way to Olympic glory. Nothing is going to stop her, not even the agony in her back. Every spasm and ache will be worth it once she has that gold medal around her neck. But none of her training prepares her for her coach being led away in handcuffs, accused by a fellow gymnast of the unthinkable. No one knows what, or who to believe and Audrey’s teammates go into meltdown. As the Olympic torch closes in, Audrey has no idea who to trust, let alone what life holds after her final dismount. The only thing she can do is hope that in the end, belief in herself and what’s left of her team, will be enough for gold.

 

Find out more here: https://amzn.to/392nJHZ