Cheerleaders: Someone Beat Brooks To Big Idea

Let me close my portion of things today with some words about CHEER, a new book that chronicles a year in the life of several cheerleaders. Seriously, Brooks: asleep at the wheel.

Cheer!

NPR recently interviewed author Kate Torgovnick about the book, which follows several different college cheerleaders at a close distance. The book description, while interesting, also reveals a world of missed opportunity.

“Along the way, meet a cast of unforgettable characters who risk horrifying injuries on a daily basis, battle demons like eating disorders and steroid use, stay in college as long as eight years just to keep cheering, and form intense bonds—in one case a secret society.”

Um, I was told there would be shower scenes. Is that not the case? Is it too late to commission SbB for the sequel?

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