North America


UK & Commonwealth



April 21, 2020


“You will feel every tense bead of sweat, every nagging injury, every surge of adrenaline in Jennifer Iacopelli’s superb gymnastics novel Break the Fall. You will also feel the tingle of first love, the heartbreak of innocence lost, and the overwhelming  joy that comes from diving into your dream, head first, and giving it all you have got. Most of all you will fall in love with honest, brave Audrey Lee and her super-shero squad—Emma, Dani, and Chelsea, and wish they were yours too. This book makes you understand exactly what it is like to compete as a woman at the highest level in sport, and it is exhilarating and satisfying indeed.”


—Holly Sorensen, Creator and Executive Producer, Make it or Break It Step Up: Highwater

“With an insider’s eye, Jennifer Iacopelli pulls back the curtain on the world’s most talented athletes, whose hard work and incredible skills are often overlooked because of their unique ability to make the impossible look so easy. The result is sporty, soapy, and addictive.”


—Sarah Henning, author of Throw Like a Girl and the Sea Witch duology

“Break the Fall is the YA gymnastics novel of my dreams, and the very human drama at the center grabbed me as Audrey Lee learns what it means to be a friend and how to stand up for what’s right. I couldn’t put it down!” —Alicia Thompson, author of Psych Major Syndrome and co-author of the Go-for-Gold Gymnasts series