|Title||Go for it, Carrie|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Authors||Choyce, Lesley, and Mark Thurman|
|Series Title||First novels: The new series 2|
|ISBN Number||0887803938 (bound)|
|Descriptors||Chapter Book; English Language; Families; Friendship; Mental Disability; Nova Scotia; School; Sport|
This illustrated chapter book is the first book about Carrie. When Carrie sees someone zip past on rollerblades, she decides that she must have a pair of her own. No one will support her except a boy in her class named Gregory, who has Down's Syndrome. Carrie buys an old, beat up, used pair of blades from a pawn shop and, with Gregory's encouragement, becomes a strong skater. In turn, she helps Gregory learn to skate. Her brother Ernie teaches her to know her limits. Lesley Choyce is from Nova Scotia, where this book was published.
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Choyce’s “Carrie” series follows the conflicts and adventures of a young girl named Carrie. In Go For It, Carrie, Carrie takes on the challenge of learning to rollerblade, and must acknowledge her own limitations.