Vegas Tryout


Toronto synchro swimmer Carrie Munroe is Podium Sports Academy’s team flyer and the school’s best prospect for making it at the upcoming Vegas tryouts—fulfilling her dreams of being in a glitz-and-glamour professional show. Carrie feels there’s only thing holding her back – the pool-side weigh-ins. Her coach puts her on a special diet to control her weight. But the pressure to succeed while also dealing with troublesome family members back home lead Carrie to make some very risky decisions about her health and eating habits.



Best Book for Kids and Teens



  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: James Lorimer and Company
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9781459400702

Awards: Canadian Children’s Book Centre – 2012

Commended – Best Books for Kids & Teens: “This exploration of teenage anorexia is well-written with a tie-in to the synchronized sports culture”

Myra Junyk Resource Links

“Rated G – Good, even great at times, generally useful!”

Nicole Dalmer CM Magazine

“Vegas Tryout successfully conveys the high stakes in competitive sports and the diligence and determination of those teens”

School Library Journal

“[Vegas Tryout is] hard-hitting, and it accurately depicts anorexia and how it affects teens.”

Mary-Esther Lee Sister’s Library

“Carrie [is a] believable, sympathetic character dealing with realistic situations that many teens can relate to… Nicholson writes with a deft touch that will appeal to many readers”