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Posted October 24, 2011
Alfred C. Martino's PERFECTED BY GIRLS is a fascinating young adult novel revolving around girls and sports.
Melinda Radford just wants to wrestle for her high school team, but getting onto the team seems the beginning of her troubles. The boys either don't want to wrestle her or feel her up when they do. The captain and her own brother don't seem pleased to have her there. Then, a comment to a reporter put her at odds with the entire team. She has to find a way to bring her life into control while continue doing what she loves.
PERFECTED BY GIRLS has a wonderful, fairly authentic female teen voice. The characters and conflict seemed realistic. I love how the simple act of being a female wrestler showed people's character, whether they supported her or not. I found it interesting to learn about the Greco-Roman style wrestling, how there are women's teams, and how a woman deals with being on a predominately male team. The novel is fast-paced, and I wanted to keep reading until the very last word.
If you're looking for a great contemporary young adult novel, then look no further than PERFECTED BY GIRLS by Alfred C. Martino. It's a great read that'll wrestle you to the page and keep you reading until the end.
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Posted August 6, 2012
Not bad until i hit this one part. Then i quit reading it. Not a comedy and not a cute romance. Its very real life, but i guess i got to a point where i just didnt like the book or characters very much. Dont get me wrong im all for girl power and stuff. The main girl likes to wrestle but she gives up during matches when it gets tough and she lets her best friend peer pressure her and become a worse person. But i cant say i judged the whole book because i did quit reading halfway thru, but this book just gave me a bad impression.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 28, 2011
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