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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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  • bookreviewstory
    bookreviewstoryThursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:20 am
    Amazing work of art.
    • UnderhoodiThursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:19 am
      This is one of the best books I have ever seen. Keep up the good work!
      • kittykitkat
        kittykitkatFriday, May 12, 2017 at 10:16 am55 stars
        So GOOD!
        • bossbabyjay
          bossbabyjayThursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:22 am55 stars
          It good
          • harrypotter87
            harrypotter87Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:12 pm55 stars
            BEST BOOK EVER
            • humanehuman
              humanehumanSunday, February 26, 2017 at 11:36 am55 stars
              this book is about a girl named Astrid who goes to a roller derby and decides she wants to be a roller girl.
              • 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~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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