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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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  • 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
        • kittylover8786
          kittylover8786Monday, 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!!!
          • awes0megaming9
            awes0megaming9Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7:13 am44 stars
            This book was amazing i loved it i recommend this to anyone who loves adventure and drama
            • arainnajv45
              arainnajv45Friday, September 29, 2017 at 3:51 pm
              I recommend this to anyone that likes a good mixture and a good taste in books
              • gummybear10
                gummybear10Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:15 pm44 stars
                I completely recommend this book to any age, I like it because it describes how life really is. it shows the natural conflict between friends, and the ability to remake and make them......
                • shannento9
                  shannento9Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 7:42 pm
                  this book is all about dont give up and friend ship
                  • gostbearSaturday, August 12, 2017 at 9:44 am
                    I loved it I could read it all day
                    • mamabird
                      mamabirdWednesday, June 7, 2017 at 4:48 pm44 stars
                      It was a pretty well-to-do story. I have a 6th grader who read it in about 15minutes,my 4th grader and my 2nd grader also loved it! It's a graphic novel with a unique story line and only a couple curse words (the main character's name is Astrid, the mean girl calls her 'ASS-turd')

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