Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson -- It all starts when Astrid's mom takes Astrid and her best friend Nicole to the roller derby. Astrid immediately falls in love with the sport, but Nicole is less enthralled. When Astrid decides to sign up for a summer roller derby camp, Nicole declines, electing to attend dance camp instead with Rachel, a girl Astrid has never gotten along with. Does this mean that Nicole and Astrid aren't friends any more? And what will become of Astrid's roller derby dreams when she encounters the rigors of training?
This Newbery Honor
winner is a fun, fast read that will appeal to fans of Raina
Telgemeier's graphic novels. I enjoyed it, and I learned a lot about
roller derby, as a bonus!
(Reviewed from a copy borrowed through my library system.)