Shot Through The Heart: A YA Contemporary Sports Novel (Paperback)
From author Tamara Girardi comes an emotionally engaging story in the fourth book of the Iron Valley series.
Archery champion Elle Corwin spends her senior year focused on her romance with the friendly, football star Josh Brighton-until he moves away forcing them into a long distance relationship. As a distraction, Elle immerses herself in shooting and teaching archery lessons, biding her time until Josh returns to Iron Valley for college. Her perfect plan falls apart when Josh breaks up with her on prom night-by Express Mail-and she experiences the elusive but debilitating "target panic" at her first summer shoot.
If she has any hope of saving the money she needs for college expenses, archery equipment, and a trip to the other side of the state to convince Josh he made a mistake, Elle needs the best summer job ever-one that doesn't interfere with her shooting schedule. Her only option is Camp Good Grief, a summer camp for kids struggling with loss. Elle is all set to teach the campers archery, all the while avoiding her own grief.
Just as she accepts the breakup and creates a new vision for her life, Josh comes back into it in a way she never expected, leaving her at risk of missing her big shot-in more ways than one.