Tuesday Teen Recommendations: Raising the Bar

Every week we will have a guest teen reviewer sharing a book, movie, or music recommendation available through KCLS.

Guest post by a 9th grader at the Shoreline Library. This movie is available on demand through Hoopla.

Raising the Bar [streaming movie]

Kelly is a teenage gymnast who is moving with her mother to Adelaide, Australia. A mistake in the past makes her believe that she has to start a new life without gymnastics, but the temptation is just too great, especially in a new environment where the gymnastics team is exactly the place where it is the easiest to make friends.

Kelly must learn to make her own decisions without the help of her parents, decide what is the most important in her life, and find out who her true friends are. Topics like cyberbullying, team building, competition, parental separation, and teenage romance make the film interesting for a broad audience. Recommended for ages 10 and up.