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Roller Girl review » 103 ë ☁ [PDF / Epub] ☀ Roller Girl By Victoria Jamieson ✎ – For fans of Raina Telgemeier’s Smile a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby Twelve year old Astrid has always done everything with For fans of Raina Telgemeier’Ys done everything with her best friend Nicole So when Astrid signs up for roller derby camp she assumes Nicole will too But Nicole signs up for dance camp with a new friend in. Even if I scratch my head particularly hard I'd still be hard pressed to find a topic of less interest to me than women's roller derbyI mean yeah I lived in roller skates as a girl but I skated while I was also applying a new layer of lip gloss or while I was daydreaming that Erik Estrada would pull me over for speeding My ideal in roller skating was Olivia Newton John's depiction of it in the horriblewonderful Xanadu Like you know a goddess on wheelsAnd ironically that weird movie is referenced here as a retro inspiration for these young girls in this 2015 graphic novel that I FREAKING LOVEDThe writerillustrator is a former book designer and mom who wait for it wait for it skates roller derby in REAL LIFE under the name Winnie the Pow Wow I just fell a little in loveThis is a badass brilliantly illustrated you've gotta get a copy for your 10 13 year old daughter granddaughter or niece graphic novel Trust me They need this book All around Everything great Not a single complaintGirl power for REAL

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Stead and so begins the toughest summer of Astrid's life There are bumps and bruises as Astrid learns who she is without Nicoleand what it takes to be a strong tough roller gir. Here are some of my favorite roller derby player names from this excellent girl empowerment book that will be enjoyable to young people and adults alike and that you should all go out and buy for your daughtersgranddaughtersnieces etc and read with them immediately Rainbow BiteNapoleon BlownapartSlays MiserablesBraidy PunchHeidi Go SeekMarz RollverDraculolaScream Sodaand perhaps my favorite in her bio the author a bona fide roller girl herself divulges her own alias Winnie the PowPerplexing exhilarating colorful fast and slow painful and funny Roller derby is such an apt metaphor for adolescence and this wonderful graphic novel magnificently and enjoyably illuminates how one might learn to navigate the mysterious worlds of both derby and adolescence It's the summer before junior high and Astrid the daughter of a hardworking worried single parent finds herself thrust into an identity crisis when longtime and rather traditional best friend Nicole grows increasingly consumed with ballet boys and clothes while the iconoclastic Astrid is seduced by the feisty whistling whirlwind of the Rose City Rollers even though she can't even really skate yet On her own for the first time since elementary school Astrid tackles derby camp head on and learns about friendship identity teamwork determination and how to jam block and fall small in the face of challenges Highly recommended to all

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Roller GirlFor fans of Raina Telgemeier’s Smile a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby Twelve year old Astrid has alwa. Last year my favorite middle grade book was Sisters I think Roller Girl will be this year's favorite because it is AMAZINGSummary Astrid Vasuez dubbed Ass turd by her nemesis Rachel has been best friends with Nicole forever Astrid is the kid who does her own thing is a little wild and very active is the tomboy who poses a threat to kids with less confidence But she doesn't know any of that she just knows that it's always been her and Nicole against the world During one of Ms Vasuez' Evenings of Cultural Enlightenment the girls attend a roller derby match and afterward Astrid's life changes in so many ways She wants to join derby she and Nicole are going to have so much fun at Jr derby camp it's going to be amazing except that Nicole doesn't want to go She plans to go to ballet camp insteadwith RachelSo the stage is set for the shift so many girls and maybe boys though I don't know how this particular piece of boy's life works experience in their transition from elementary school to junior highmiddle school Losing the best friend while moving out of childhood and into teenagehood trying to find out who they want to beIt's such a hard timeAstrid is great because she's real She's a bit of a brat but she's also tough She knows how to do the right thing sometimes she follows through and sometimes she doesn't It's hard to grow up and her character illustrates this point so wellThe thing I liked best though is this isn't a Becomes The Hero story She doesn't become a champion Jr derby skater SPOILER ALERT She doesn't win the end match though she does take one for the team She works really hard she trains hard she tries hard and she's just regular Not amazing Middle of the line She also has funThat is AWESOME It is wonderful to see that just because you want it just because you work your butt off for it just because you think you deserve itthat doesn't mean you'll get it You'll get a lot of other stuff along the way though Astrid does reap rewards and hopefully you'll learn to appreciate the journey than the goalI might need to get this for my newly 13 year old niece