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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  • 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!
        • petitepup
          petitepupThursday, July 14, 2016 at 8:14 am
          I got this book for my birthday and it was really good! I recommend this book to girls who like, but aren't good and rollerblading.
          • squirmyloo
            squirmylooMonday, June 13, 2016 at 5:21 pm
            Rating: 4 stars I recommend this book to confident girls who love to rollerblade.
            • squirmyloo
              squirmylooMonday, June 13, 2016 at 5:19 pm
              This book is about the life of a girl who loves rollerblading and joins a rough and tough roller derby group.
              • magickitten
                magickittenFriday, May 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm55 stars
                This is a wonderful story about a young girl named Astrid that joins a roller derby camp in the summer after her mom takes her to a roller derby game. This is a very inspiring story.
                • cutesicles
                  cutesiclesWednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:13 am
                  i got this book from my school book fair and it is awesome i finished it the next day though i wish her books were longer............................
                  • cutesicles
                    cutesiclesWednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:15 am
                    Rate: 5 stars
                  • aub112705
                    aub112705Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 9:09 am44 stars
                    It is funny, happy, and determined, to make you like this book.
                    • woodlandenwolf
                      woodlandenwolfMonday, April 11, 2016 at 2:09 pm55 stars
                      i so want this book!!!!!!!!!!!!

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