Roller Girl

Roller Girl

Book - 2015
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"For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for derby camp, Nicole decides to go to dance camp instead. And so begins the most difficult summer of Astrid's life as she struggles to keep up with the older girls at camp, hang on to the friend she feels slipping away, and cautiously embark on a new friendship. As the end of summer nears and her first roller derby bout (and junior high!) draws closer, Astrid realizes that maybe she is strong enough to handle the bout, a lost friendship, and middle school . . . in short, strong enough to be a roller girl. In this graphic novel debut that earned a Newbery Honor and five starred reviews, real-life derby girl Victoria Jamieson has created an inspiring coming-of-age story about friendship, perseverence, and girl power!"
Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada 2015
ISBN: 9780803740167
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2015

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IndyPL_NicoleN Nov 10, 2018

Roller Girl is a great graphic novel for middle schoolers. This book depicts preteen feelings and friendships perfectly and how they can get messy. Characters learned from their mistakes and grew as individuals while finding their passions.

Beaverton_MacKenzieR Oct 16, 2018

When I was a kid, I remember devouring Chris Crutcher's books because they were the only books I could find that were set in the Pacific Northwest. It was such a treat to read this book, full of references to childhood locations: Oaks Park, Springwater trail, etc. A must-read for all Portland kids!

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leileileeculham
Aug 01, 2018

Love it! Perfect for people going into junior high!

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Ms_Tiddilybops
Jul 29, 2018

I only give this book four stars. You wanna know why? I didn't like it when she lied to her mom about two things: one she lied about her friend's mom driving her home and she walked home instead across a HIGHWAY! The second thing is that she lied about her friend going to derby camp with her. And I think there's one more lie she did.
Overall, it was a great book. I think you should read it.
~Ashley, age 8

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portiachasemsncom
May 07, 2018

Yeay! I loved this book. It's super inspiring and dramatically funny! Astrid is such a cool character, and never gives up. Really makes me realize how hard it is to try out a new sport.
She is creative, and makes big sacrifices for her friends. Astrid could actually be a asteroid!
Must read!!

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eklas777
Apr 07, 2018

I love this book , i like how Astrid don't give up

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yanwang219
Oct 01, 2017

Totally awesome! Roller girl Astrid really tries hard. Spoiler: I love the part where she dyes her hair! Thinking about dying my own
The roller name asteroid really suits her! Ps who can tell me who is jack Hugh man?! Oh I think he’s a tv star or something. I love ❤️ this book! Be on the 👀 look out for All’s fair by Victoria Jamieson , same author of Roller Girl! I already have it, pretty good.

Mark_Daly Aug 14, 2017

Totally awesome empowering tween fiction. The story offers a satisfying and realistic blend of risk-taking and roiling emotion, while still remaining in a cocoon of supportive family and adults. Should be read by kids and parents alike.

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catenhoope
Jul 29, 2017

it was a great book! loved it!

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Zoob9
Jul 12, 2017

I love how Astrid Always looked up to rainbow bite like an older sister and how Rainbow bite looked to her as a younger sister. I also liked how at the end they both wanted each others autographs.

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