Dairy Queen (Paperback)

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    Dairy Queen is an addicting story of a hardworking farm girl who does the unthinkable...trains the opposing team's quarterback. She doesn't stop there either. She goes on to try out for her own football team behind her controlling father's back.  This is a journey of a girl figuring out who she is, and letting herself be understood by those around her.  Great for ages 12 and up.

— Wren


When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.
Harsh words indeed, from Brian Nelson of all people. But, D. J. can’t help admitting, maybe he’s right.

When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.
Stuff like why her best friend, Amber, isn’t so friendly anymore. Or why her little brother, Curtis, never opens his mouth. Why her mom has two jobs and a big secret. Why her college-football-star brothers won’t even call home. Why her dad would go ballistic if she tried out for the high school football team herself. And why Brian is so, so out of her league.

When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.
Welcome to the summer that fifteen-year-old D. J. Schwenk of Red Bend, Wisconsin, learns to talk, and ends up having an awful lot of stuff to say.

About the Author

Catherine Murdock grew up on a small farm in Connecticut and now lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband, two brilliant unicycling children, several cats, and a one-acre yard that she is slowly transforming into a wee, but flourishing ecosystem. She is the author of several books, including the popular Dairy Queen series starring lovable heroine D. J. Schwenk,  Princess Ben, and Wisdom's Kiss.

Praise For…

"Finally, a football book a girl can love. . . . With humor, sports action and intelligence abundant, this tale has something for everyone."  —Publishers Weekly, starred

"A fresh teen voice, great football action and cows--this novel rocks."  —Kirkus Reviews, starred

"This extremely likable narrator invites readers into her confidence and then rewards them with an engrossing tale of love, family, and football."  —Horn Book

"In her debut novel, Murdock skillfully captures the messiness that comes with learning to open up to others and deal with life and love."  —Columbus Dispatch

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618863358
ISBN-10: 0618863354
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 4th, 2007
Pages: 304
Language: English

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