Emily, a seasoned gymnast, lives in a small town in Norther Tennessee. It has been several years since her mom's death, and she is still trying to cope with it. One day, her life is turned upside down when she discovers that is not eligible to compete for team USA because she was born in Russia, not the USA. Emily eventually decides that she wants to compete at the Olympics, even though she won't be competing for team USA. Throughout this book is Emily's rollercoaster of a story on how she must come over the challenges in her life to have a chance to achieve glory.