Gymbabi and I both read it. I kinda felt like the author went way out of her way to portray gymnastics as a dangerous sport, Bela as a monster and parents of elite gymnasts as idiots. I mean, you must be crazy to allow your child to come back to a sport after a succession of injuries. On the other hand, it is good to be aware of some of the pitfalls. Also, I think things have and still are improving since that book looked at the sport. I think most parents are more aware of what they are exposing thier kids to.
I defintitely agree that the book was a little too...planned and that things have come such a long way since it was written;especially with laws about dropping out of school and coaching certification. It was a very intruiging novel I found out about from a random search at the library.