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Review: Sidelined by Kendra C. HighleySidelined by Kendra C. Highley
Published by Createspace on September 13th 2013
Pages: 260
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After being pushed to excel her entire life, high school basketball star Genna Pierce is finally where she wants to be. University scouts are taking notice, her team is on its way to the state tourney, and Jake Butler, the hot boy she's daydreamed about since ninth grade, is showing some definite interest. When he asks her out and their relationship takes off, Genna believes things can't get better. Then, it's over. A freak accident ends her career before it's even begun. Her parents are fighting more than ever, her friends don't understand what she's going through, and she's not sure who she is without basketball. And while he tries to be there for her, Genna doesn't understand how Jake could ever want the broken version of the girl he fell for. Her life in a tailspin, Genna turns to the only solace that eases her pain: Vicodin.


Sidelined has a very touching and addicting story line. I really enjoyed reading about Genna and her life of hardships, addictions, and relationships. What she experienced would be hard for anyone to fathom, much less having to live. Experiencing a tramatic occurrence would take strength and most of all determination. Watching Genna battle her way through this new life was enjoyable, heartaching, and gave a hard outlook on struggles people may have to go through in real life.

Genna is a high school senior whose life revolves around Basketball. When tragedy strikes in more ways than one she turns down a rough road. A road that takes time to get down, with struggles and encouragement along the way.

This book will definitely have you looking at life in a new way. Overall I really enjoyed this book. the friendships were fun, the parents were loving in their own ways, and the author did a great job pulling this book off. – Reviewed by Nikki Wooten