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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
93 Book Reviews
  • bookfan2008
    bookfan2008Friday, May 15, 2020 at 9:23 am
    This was a great book! It's about a girl named Astrid. She has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But then when Astrid decides she loves rollerskating and decides to sign up to derby camp. But her best friend is going too dance camp. but at Astrids new camp she feels left out, uncertain, sad, and lonely and more. Astrid realizes that maybe she is smart and strong and can handle everything... or not?
    • sylvie55555
      sylvie55555Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 6:11 pm44 stars
      In this book by Victoria Jamieson, 12 year old Astrid decided her destiny after watching a roller derby game. She wants to be a roller girl. She assumes that her best friend Rachel, wants to do it with her, but when Rachel ditches her to hang out with her enemy, Astrid is even more determined to do well in camp. But she isn't very good, and she isn't sure she will be able to play in the bout. Will Astrid play in the bout? Read the book to find out! I highly recommend this book. If you liked this book read All's Faire In Middle School. Hope you liked this book and this review! Happy Reading!
      • masterofevil
        masterofevilTuesday, April 28, 2020 at 1:27 pm
        I read this book and its sooooo good!
        • Cup C@keTuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10:11 am
          This book is really good. Very dramatic and edgy. But I wish we could see her first day of middle school.
          • Unicornpup04 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 4:17 pm
            I love this book! It is about a girl named Astrid who discovers a talent that she had (roller derby) and makes new friend and almost lose her best friend. At the same time she has to stand up to her enemy Rachel ! :) :)
            • sparklepop11
              sparklepop11Monday, October 14, 2019 at 9:13 pm55 stars
              roller girl Is about a girl who discovers a love for roller skating it has friendship drama and action
              • sylvie55555
                sylvie55555Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7:14 am44 stars
                This book is a graphic novel written by the author Victoria Jamieson. Astrid decides to attend Roller Derby Camp. And since she and her best friend Rachel do everything together, they assume they'll do this together too. But Rachel decides to go to Dance Camp, and Astrid's not sure if she can do it without Rachel. Will Astrid be able to do it? Read the book to find out! This is an amazing book and I highly recommend it.
                • PrincessGooseTuesday, July 16, 2019 at 12:41 pm
                  so good!
                  • applebutter
                    applebutterThursday, May 30, 2019 at 9:24 am55 stars
                    Omg I love this book so much! I t shows how you can have a friend one moment and not another moment later not have any friends. This is a great book for kids of all ages.
                    • pizzagirl7
                      pizzagirl7Monday, May 20, 2019 at 2:31 pm55 stars
                      Astrid is a 12 year old girl that has a friend named Nicole .astrids mom always always takes Astrid and Nicole to places like the opera ,art gallery but this time she took them to a roller derby .Astrid was in love with it but Nicole was not into it.Astrids mom said that they could get t-shirts from the gift shop Astrid got black and Nicole got pink .during the show Astrid realised that she wants to be in roller derby.they was somebody named rainbow brite that was skating and Astrid instantly looked up to her.Astrid wanted to go to roller derby camp and she thought Nicole wanted to also.but Nicole wants to go to ballet camp and Astrid gets mad .I'm not going to spoil the rest of the book because you!need to go read it now😁I recommend to preteens and teens I rate 5/5 😁