The Football Girl

By HELDRING, Thatcher

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ISBN
9780385741835
Publisher
Delacorte


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2017  |  Young Adult

Gr 6–9—Just before the end of eighth grade, Tessa and her two friends show off their running skills in a town road race and catch the eye of the high school cross-country coach. Tessa loves cross-country, but lately, she's been drawn to football. She joins the summer league with the guys, but all ends horribly when she drops the winning pass that ends their season. Tessa is heartbroken that...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2017

If any girl can make Pilchuck High School's football team, it's fourteen-year-old wide receiver Tessa Dooley. She's fast, runs good routes, catches well, and knows how to play head games with defenders. But so far all she has played is summer-league flag football. She doesn't know if she can handle tackle football-she's never even worn a helmet. As the summer unfolds, she finds herself having to defend her love of the game (her parents want her to concentrate on more serious things); she also finds herself becoming th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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