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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
  • zzayumi
    zzayumiMonday, May 20, 2019 at 1:58 pm55 stars
    This is a really good book! It teaches you a lot about friendship, working hard, and teamwork. This is one of my favorite books! I love it!
    • auntieb
      auntiebWednesday, April 24, 2019 at 3:53 pm55 starsFeatured
      First off I just want to thank DOGO for choosing me to win this book! I absolutely loved it! Time for the story of it! Astrid has always been best friend's with Nicole, well best friends ever since Astrid stood up to bossy Rachel and Nicole convinced Astrid she didn't have rabies. But now that Astrid's really interestin in Derby Camp and Nicole's not.......AND Nicole's hanging out with Rachel!!! Astrid's going to derby camp with or without Nicole, even though her mother thinks they're going together AND that Nicole's mom's driving her home. As Astrid makes, breaks, and re-mends friendships, she learns how to find her footing with some encouragement for her Roller Derby Idol, Rainbow Bite.
      • yellingout
        yellingoutMonday, November 26, 2018 at 2:44 pm55 stars
        it was the best book
        • officer_jenny
          officer_jennyThursday, November 15, 2018 at 2:42 pm
          This looks cool.
          • kaiThursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:27 am
            i love this book
            • thatredheadxd
              thatredheadxdSaturday, September 8, 2018 at 12:24 pm55 stars
              This one's cool. There's a girl named Astrid who dies her hair blue, and joins roller derby. :)
              • soffia
                soffiaFriday, September 7, 2018 at 5:43 am55 stars
                Roller Girl is a good book to girls and boy because it about the way and hard times during a friendship . Roller Girl started out normal she with her best friend and one of the moms going to some place (it was a surprise). When the got their people with tattoos and dress up in team colors , when they got in and sat down the lights turned off and then .. You 'll have to find out yourself . sorry if u cant read what i'm saying i'm not a good writer it a really good book so pleases read it
                • p4l
                  p4lFriday, August 31, 2018 at 10:17 pm55 stars
                  This is the best book!!!!
                  • Shayleeyoy123 Friday, August 31, 2018 at 3:41 pm
                    So amazing!!!i read it twice. It’s a inspiring story!!!😍
                    • lpro24
                      lpro24Monday, August 6, 2018 at 2:19 pm44 stars
                      This is really a good book I would agree to read this.