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Throwing Like a Girl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Keep kids reading!

    Gave this to my niece as Christmas gift and she finished it 4 days later. She loved it and even said she wished it was a series. Any book that leaves a kid wanting to read more is a winner!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Finding the Best in Life.

    I found this book very interesting and an enjoyment to read. It shows teenager that it is not the end of the world if one little thing changes in your life, and it shows that you can find some the greatest thing in life in place you may never of imagined.
    No one asks Ella how she feels about moving halfway across the country in the middle of her sophomore year. But she ends up in Texas anyway, without plans for the weekend or friends to guide her through the campus of her new private school. So she decides to try out for the softball team, and she makes it! Now if only she knew how to throw, hit, and field the ball. Not to mention he partner for her life science class is the hottest guy in the school and everything is going well, and she thinks this guy may actually likes. Then, his bratty little sister, who is also on the team, messes up everything.
    I believe this book is very well written with a lot detailed descriptions, which helped me visualize what Ella is going through. The only thing that I didn't enjoy so much was how it skipped around so much; it was a little complicated to keep up with.
    This book kept my attention the entire time, there wasn't a single dull moment, and I absolutely loved it. This is defiantly a book teenagers can relate too.
    If you enjoy books about real life experiences that teenagers face, then I suggest that you go out and get this book right away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2010

    good... but i'm sorta biased because my school was mentioned and i love softball

    I read this book from a friend who knows the other. although im opinionated and dislike dallas( being a houstonian). this book is very lovable, especially if you like softball! the schools are in fact real in the book ( go sjs!!!! and im not such a big fan of kinkaid) and this makes it feel like a real story. but also it is your typical girl gets boy (just their's a twist with the softball)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2009

    Amazing Book!

    I loved this book! It is about a 15 year old girl (Ella) who moves to a small town in Texas, she is put into a science class, where of course the hottest,most popular, and nicest guy is. They start a Marriage project and she gets assigned with him. But its not just about that, its where Ella has never really played any sports and she finds that when she tries out for softball she is good and loves it! Her year has its ups and downs, but she finds a way through the problems and never gives up in softball. I highly recommend this book for middle schoolers, it is an easy read but really keeps you turning the pages!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2007

    I loved this book!

    Despite a recent move to a new home town, a run in with a not so nice girl clique, and a potential new crush, Ella shows us all how to not only conquer our insecurities and fears, but soar in spite of them. Added to the fun is the delighful, fast paced writing, and the carefully crafted tension between Ella and Nate, which runs nicely alongside the nailbiting questions, will Ella's team win the softball championship, overcome the mean girls and get the boyfriend.

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