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Go for it, Carrie

TitleGo for it, Carrie
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsChoyce, Lesley, and Mark Thurman
Series TitleFirst novels: The new series 2
CityHalifax, N.S
ISBN Number0887803938 (bound)
DescriptorsChapter 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.