Friday, November 9, 2007
If you are a sports-loving girl and want a book strictly about girls who play sports, Bookworm highly recommends the book Hoop Girlz by Lucy Jane Bledsoe. This thrillingly sweet novel is about a girl named River Jacobs who loves basketball so much, she wants to be in the WNBA one day. So she does what any basketball-loving girl would do: she tries out for her school's basketball A team, but ends up being placed on the B team, much to her disappointment. This is where all the "misfits" go, including a girl in a wheelchair and her little sister, along with a bunch of girls with a bad attitude. The girls have nothing: talent, a court or jerseys. But there is one very important thing that all seven or so of them posess: fun! So they form their own team and call themselves the Hoop Girlz. Will the Hoop Girlz be able to defeat the A Team? Here comes a great story of determination and passion that girls ages 8-12 will adore.
Posted by Bookworm at 6:47 PM