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The Newbery Honor Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Roller Girl is a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby—perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier's Smile!

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!

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published on March 10, 2015 by Dial Books
ISBN-10: 0525429670
ISBN-13: 9780525429678
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  • kittykat1
    kittykat1Friday, February 23, 2018 at 2:43 pm55 stars
    I love love loved Roller Girl Astrid and me have a lot in common. Astrid is very funny. Otherwise read the book if you can get your hands on it.
    • grapefruit
      grapefruitWednesday, February 21, 2018 at 3:10 am55 starsFeatured
      Meet Astrid, a 12-year-old with roller derby dreams. A few weeks ago her former friend Nicole ditched her for ballet camp and a bossy girl called Rachel. All is lost, until she discovers roller derby camp, a place with hair dyers, tatooed girls, and lots of rough sport. Astrid is the odd girl out-- scrawny, small, and not so skillful. Then she meets Zoey, a loud, proud girl with bright pink bangs. She helps Astrid dye her hair, find a derby name, and star in her first bout. Astrid learns about friendship, life, and the challenges of growing up. This book was touching, unexpected and very good.5 stars!
      • kawiiqueen1
        kawiiqueen1Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5:06 pm44 stars
        This book is about a girl, who's dream is to roller skate. But when she can finally take roller camp, she realizes it's not that easy. Her best friend becomes friends with her enemy, so now she has to find her own friends.. and survive
        • abbyskets
          abbysketsFriday, February 9, 2018 at 9:07 am55 stars
          i own this book and shes is such a tomboy but she is so nice
          • madden999
            madden999Friday, February 9, 2018 at 6:26 am33 stars
            its OK..
            • carwhal
              carwhalFriday, February 9, 2018 at 5:54 am55 stars
              it is sad but a good book
              • topycamymo
                topycamymoMonday, January 8, 2018 at 7:57 am55 stars
                I think this book was very good! It was very interesting and cool! I'd recommend it to anyone that loves roller derby or just finds this book funny, nice, and interesting!
                • awesomecat12
                  awesomecat12Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:38 pm55 stars
                  This book is the best book i have read
                  • awesomecat12
                    awesomecat12Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:17 pm55 stars
                    This book is really really good
                    • applepiezgirl
                      applepiezgirlMonday, October 2, 2017 at 4:08 pm55 stars
                      This book is about a girl named Astrid, but she is not your typical girl. She dose not want to go to the mall to go shopping or go out and see a movie with friend's. Her dream is to be a roller skater. So her mom sign's her up for a camp at the local rink. Astrid realizes that maybe she should not be doing this because; well her best friend is at dance camp without her and she is losing her friendship with her. But by the end of summer, she realizes that it was the best decision she could make, because her and her friend didn't have the best friendship, and she met her real friends, but also she was able to do what she loved. And I would totally recommend it to everybody who loves adventure, action, and drama!!!

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