Michael Balkind
"Gold Medal Threat is finely crafted and suspenseful, and gives kids an insider's look at the Olympic Games like no
other story out there!"
Tim Green, New York Times Bestselling Author & former NFL Defensive End, TV & Radio Personality

"A great novel, with twists and turns that takes the reader on a ride with Casey after he finds himself at the wrong
place at the wrong time. Once you start reading, it is hard to put down, with all the excitement that surrounds Casey's
quest to stop killers from ruining the Olympics. A book that will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time."
Tim Parker (age 12)

"Gold Medal Threat" is a fun and exciting read - kids will love it!”  
Samantha Westmoreland  

"Gold Medal Threat, was very interesting and hard to put down. It is a perfect book for teens and preteens. It is
written exactly how a teenager would think, act, and speak. It's amazing how in this book teens are treated as adults
with respect. The story was very suspenseful and mysterious. The crime was a great choice for the setting. I would
definitely recommend this book to a friend. It was, without a doubt, one of the best books I have ever read."
Breanna Gardner (age 12)

"Gold Medal Threat by Michael Balkind is action packed, wholesome family fun. This is a story that will capture the
sense of adventure in young men but which will not end up being read exclusively by young adults as I am sure mom,
dad, and big sis would take more than only a peek. Casey, the hero of Gold Medal Threat is growing up and saving
the world one gymnast at a time."
Wanda Hartzenberg

”Gold Medal Threat is really good. I liked it a lot. I especially liked that the Olympic Games were involved in the story.
The story was very thrilling and suspenseful. I would recommend the book to my friends.”
Charlie  Weale (age 9)

“This book is very thrilling and filled with suspense, mystery, and action. A great novel for kid mystery fans. Humor is
twisted inside every chapter. The author takes you on a journey with many twists and turns. The main characters are
likable, smart, funny, and resourceful. I loved every chapter.”
Jacob Tabs (age 11)

"Gold Medal Threat is one of those books that puts a big smile on your face and makes your day better. I truly
recommend it to everyone, at every age. I bet my grandma would love it too, because you can't dislike a book like
this. It’s so much fun! I loved it!"
Bianca M. Calin (age 14)

“After reading my niece’s review of Gold medal Threat, I took the time to read it. It is a truly wonderful book that
people of any age can read and enjoy.”
Earl Miller

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This book was amazing. When I read this book I could not put it down and I was on the edge of seat the whole time. I
can't wait to read the next one. I would definitely recomend this book because it is one of my favourite books.
Josh Madden

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Wow was I surprised by this story. I am not a sports buff in the least and worried that I would find this book hard to
get through. I was so wrong! This book was not only engaging but the characters were so alive and believable that
you felt as though you were right along side them throughout the entire story. The story was so well written it was like
watching a movie inside your head. I know this book is geared towards the male YA readers but I think that anyone
who loves a good mystery will enjoy this book. It is fresh, has a unique story line and brings in enough suspense,
mystery, and intrigue that you won't want to put the book down until it is done. A few twists will keep it action packed,
humor keeps it light and of course there is a bit of boy meets girl without being overly romantic. So don't worry boys
it isn't a sappy romance at all! A great read and one I highly recommend.
Heidi Burrows