Sunday, January 13, 2008

Derby Girl by Shauna Cross

Bliss is your average dying-to-be-punk teen in a hick town in Texas, who spends her days shoplifting at Wal-Mart with her Arab-American BFF Pash, and loathing her beauty pageant-crazy mom. But Bliss finds a new reason for existence when Pash gets a car: roller derby. On their first illegal foray into Austin to see The Lone Star Derby Girls, Bliss is recruited to join the team. There are moments of awesome in the book, but the constant quirky dialog can be a bit waring, and the outcome is all very predicable. Not a bad book, but not an award-winner. NAY.

2 Comments:

At January 15, 2008 at 11:27 AM , Blogger robbie said...

I agree. This was an interesting read, but not a winner by any means. I liked the plot line, but it didn't impress me as being something that would stand the test of time. No to this one. :(

 
At January 23, 2008 at 6:10 AM , Blogger Katie said...

Man, I thought this book was a riot. But, I agree that it is not a book that will win awards. Fun read, taps your inner teenager!
But, sadly, nay.

 

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