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.