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Whip It!

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Family who doesn't understand: check, Stuck in a BORING town: check, love interest: check, Girls who kick butt: check

I watched the movie "Whip It!" and love it. It made me want to roller derby and kiss some butt. When I found out this movie was based off a book, I had to read it. It's perfect for older middle school and high school girls, which is why it's young adult book. I teach si...
I watched the movie "Whip It!" and love it. It made me want to roller derby and kiss some butt. When I found out this movie was based off a book, I had to read it. It's perfect for older middle school and high school girls, which is why it's young adult book. I teach sixth grade, so I spend most of my time reading YA books. The book follows 16 year old Bliss (don't ya just love that name) while she tries to find herself and a place where is fits in while leaving in a town where she didn't fit the mold. Her family doesn't get her nor does most of the town save for Pash (her best friend). Here enter roller derby, and Bliss is not the same ever again. If you like a fun read about a girl finding herself this is it.

posted by 3033715 on February 20, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

this is ok, but the movie version is better

for me this was just an okay book. one thing i will say is that it is addictive. once you start reading it you won't be able to stop. the movie is much better.fun characters and roller derby sounds like a lot of fun. the ending leaves you satisfied.

posted by spanish-lullaby on February 16, 2010

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  • Posted March 5, 2015

    This review was originally posted on my blog Belletristic Books

    This review was originally posted on my blog Belletristic Books and is for Derby Girl by Shauna Cross. The book's title was changed after the film came out. 




    When I was in high school, I saw the film Whip It and quite enjoyed it since it’s cute, comical, and has really great acting from Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, and Kristen Wiig. At the time of seeing it, I had no idea that it was based on a book! So why did I choose to pick that book up years after viewing the movie? Well, I watched an interview featuring Victoria Jamieson as she discussed her latest book, Roller Girl. This book caught my interest immediately since it’s a full color graphic novel about a 12-year-old girl who goes to a roller derby bout and then decides to sign up for derby camp, which sounds totally awesome! During the interview, Jamieson talks about how Derby Girl got her into roller derby and that’s why she decided to write her own graphic novel about it. Feel free to check out that interview here!
     
    Despite my thinking that I’d love this book since I believed Whip It was super cool and I’m eagerly awaiting Roller Girl, Derby Girl just didn’t entertain me as much as the film version of it did. That was surprising to me since the majority of the time a book is usually better than the film version of it, in my opinion. However, the book appeared to be a flatter form of the movie. Perhaps I should’ve read the book before seeing the film and I would’ve felt differently about this. But I thought that the characters seemed more developed in the movie. Although I did think Bliss was interesting and unique in both the book and film, she seemed a bit whiny and self-centered in Derby Girl. Weirdly enough, the book has a very neat and happy ending, which didn’t seem realistic seeing as how Bliss has just gotten her heart broken by the boy she’s been seeing.
     
    I very much think that the main reason why I wasn’t particularly fond of this book was because I saw the movie first. Derby Girl didn’t feel especially authentic to me and that’s why I could only give it 2 of 5 stars. The plot of the book and film are super similar yet I think that the movie achieved badass girl-power status while the book didn’t live up to my expectations. But if you’re interested in roller derby, then I would suggest giving this book and maybe even the film a try!

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