Roller Girl Victoria Jamieson
Publication Date: March 10th, 2015
Publisher: Dial Books
Genre: Graphic Novels, Friendship, Humor
For fans of Raina Telgemeier's "Smile," a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby.
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 her graphic novel debut, real-life derby girl Victoria Jamieson has created an inspiring coming-of-age story about friendship, perseverence, and girl power.
A perfect graphic novel for fans of Raina Telgemeier, set in the rough-and-tumble world of roller derby. 13-year-old Astrid is instantly enamored with roller derby after seeing a bout with her mother and best friend. She signs up for roller derby camp for the summer ready to kick butt and take names. Then, turns out, roller derby isn't as easy as it looks. On top of that, Astrid's friend grows apart as their interests diverge - a refreshingly realistic look at growing up.
Marie from Books Inc. in the Marina