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In These GirlsHope is a Muscle

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2006

    Great book.

    This is a book about a basketball team that works as hard as they can to reach their goal. I really enjoyed this book because it showed hardwork and teamwork and being a basketball player myself, I know all about that. This book started out slow but grew to be very interesting. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves basketball or just sports in general. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2001

    In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle

    We read 'In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle' because we thought that it would be a good, interesting book that we would remember forever. After reading the book we found that it was kind of boring, and hard to get into. We did like how Madeleine Blais related to the story, explained the setting, and described the main characters. We would have been more interested in this book if we played Basketball. The author's weakness in telling this story was talking too much about things that had nothing to do with the topic of Basketball. We found those parts boring and tended to skip threw them. 'Hoop Phi is of an intangible, untouchable breed. It satisfies the soul and a life-long need. We represented our school, represented our sex, now maybe both will get some well-earned respect.' To us this quote means that Hoop Phi is the Hurricanes motto for that Basketball season. It means that they were so disappointed about loosing to Northampton the previous year, they were not going to back down. The Hurricanes were going to give every thing they had to be the best, the champions. The book had a lineup of memorable characters. They showed heart and soul in every practice and every game. The Lady Hurricanes showed skill, courage, discipline and grace. But even more, for generations of women who came before them, the represented the first signs of progress in the struggle for equal opportunity and recongnition in sports. Though Madeleine Blais did a magnificent job describing the main characters, we found ourselves wanting to know more about the secondary characters. When a person reads a book, they tend to pick a character from the story that they relate to. We did not feel we could relate to either the main characters Jamila or Jen. If we new more about the other characters lives we might have made a connection and enjoyed the book more. After reading this book we thought that it was high time the public had a story that captured the positive impact team sports have on girls. We hope that these types of stories continue to come out, and make an impact on young women regardless of the sport or activity portrayed. The members of our group participate in track, cross country, and gymnastics. We already realize how participating on a team impacts our lives and that was the part of

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