Sunday, March 1, 2009

Review: The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

book 3 of 12 for the Young Adult Challenge 09
genre: young adult
rating: 4/5

D.J.'s junior year has begun and with it, the football season. Being the only girl on the high school football team isn't easy, but with D.J.'s guts and hard work, she makes a place for herself. Life doesn't always go the way we hope, though, and this season ends up being "off" - in more ways that one.

What I like most about D.J.'s character is that she's smart aleky, she loves her family and she's honest about high school life. She's hilarious, also, which helps. The book went in a completely different direction than I'd expected, and I liked it. I liked that D.J. had to keep growing and stretch beyond herself to really help her family when they needed it.

If you liked Dairy Queen (like me) than I don't doubt that you'll like this one too.


Tricia said...

I liked this one even better than The Dairy Queen--which is saying something! I can't wait for the final installment!

Beth F said...

I haven't read any of these. Sounds like a good one.

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