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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  • Holly HillsSunday, January 15, 2017 at 10:51 am
    What is reading level of this
    • kitten7260
      kitten7260Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11:52 am55 stars
      This book is awesome! This graphic novel is about a girl named Astrid as she explores a new sport, roller derby. As friendships "roll" by she discovers that life is a lot more than black and white, good and bad.
      • person365Monday, November 21, 2016 at 9:14 am
        Roller girl by Victoria Jamieson is about Astrid and she does everything with her best friend. But this year Astrid signed up for roller derby but her best friend signed up for a different camp. I really liked this book because has to make new friends and survive without her best friend. I would recommend this 9 or 10 year old girls that like graphic novels.
        • Awesomesause***Monday, October 17, 2016 at 8:00 am
          i luv this book i red it 8 times~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          • goofball2000
            goofball2000Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 6:01 pm55 stars
            I love this book. its a really good book and it is also a graphic novel. i think if you like graphic novels and also like the books by Raina Telgimier, you will like this book
            • smiley6
              smiley6Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 5:31 pmFeatured
              Thsi book was awesome ! It about a girl named Astrid who is 12 years old . Her best friend was Nicole , but become better friends with Zoey , who she meets in roller derby camp .Astrid really wants to be a roler derby girl . She is inspired by Rainbow Bite .While in roller derby camp , astrid had a hard time and gets many bruisses and bumps ! This book inspired me by teaching me to work hard and follow by dreams ! I really loved this book !
              • tortoise
                tortoiseTuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:21 pm55 stars
                I know. AWESOME!
              • isbethFriday, September 30, 2016 at 5:06 pm
                so cool
                • lay123
                  lay123Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10:42 am55 stars
                  When I read the first page of the book I thought it was boring but when I keep reading It was actually a good book to read.
                  • AlexiciaTuesday, September 6, 2016 at 5:44 am
                    this is a good book
                    • SaraMonday, September 5, 2016 at 8:28 pm
                      Loved the book! Rainbow bite is cool!

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