Roller Girl (Paperback)
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Roller Girl (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 29/06/2017
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"There are so many incredible things about this book: it is the perfect distillation of what it means to grow up in pre-Teen years, how it feels to drift apart from friends and the fear of new situations – all handled with a light touch and sense of humour, through both text and illustration style." - Waterstones Children's Buyer Florentyna Martin

Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for a summer camp, she's sure Nicole will be right by her side - until Nicole signs up for ballet camp instead, with Astrid's biggest rival.

So begins the hardest summer of Astrid's life, as she struggles to stay on her skates, to learn who she is without Nicole ...and to find out what it takes to be a strong, tough, awesome roller girl.

This spiky, winning graphic novel captures the bittersweetness of finding a new passion and saying goodbye to your former, more uncertain self.' - The New York Times
 
'A wonderful story about friendship, self-belief and seriously awesome girls!' - Robin Stevens
 
Roller Girl received a Newbury Medal Honour in 2016, an award that recognises the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
 
 

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141378992
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 418 g
Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A wonderful story about friendship, self-belief and SERIOUSLY awesome girls! -- Robin Stevens, bestselling author of Murder Most Unladylike
This spiky, winning graphic novel captures the bittersweetness of finding a new passion and saying goodbye to your former, more uncertain self * New York Times *
A refreshing, witty story of trying, failing, reinvention, ambition, team spirit and how to be a decent friend * Guardian *
Vivid and funny . . . The graphic format makes it fizz . . . And the contact sport of roller derby makes for a fascinating setting. Expressive, fearsomely physical and dominated by women, the author brilliantly conveys its appeal * Observer *
A note-perfect middle-grade story of friendships lost and rebuilt, wrapped up in lively graphic novel form. Astrid is a peach of a hero, a likeable misfit desperate to be a great skater like her idol. Her discovery that it's not as easy as it looks will resonate with anyone who's ever dreamed of glory and fallen flat on their face; her response to disappointment will lift the heart -- Susie Day, author of Pea's Book of Best Friends
Roller Girl's message of self-discovery, friendship, and perseverance will roll its way right into your heart -- Raina Telgemeier, bestselling author of Sisters
Full of charm . . . Don't let this one roll past * Kirkus *
Readers will stand up and cheer * Publishers Weekly *

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“A great graphic novel for children with a meaningful message”

A fun, lively read for 9-12 year olds. Roller Girls successfully depicts the difficult period of growing apart from people and how you try to overcome them and the feelings that go with it.

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
7th August 2017
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“Inspirational ”

A fabulous graphic novel about finding your own way and working hard to achieve your goals - ideal for any pre-teen who needs a boost.
Wonderful bright illustrations that are a delight and a moral that rings true... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
12th July 2017
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