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Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
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Aug 12, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: audio, realistic-fiction, ya-lit, in-classroom-library

What I liked about Dairy Queen was that it seemed to defy what a teen girl might normally consider uninteresting in a plot line. A girl who works on her family farm (and spends most of the novel talking about what it's like to work on a dairy farm) decides to try out for the boys football team after spending the whole summer helping to train a player on her high school's rival team.

Farms and football? Not your usual teen-girl fare. But DJ Schwenk was just so darn likeable. She had a great deal of obvious flaws that even tended to get annoying throughout the course of the novel, but the entire time you never felt like she wasn't being real.

And what made the novel even more pleasurable was the audiobook narrator, Natalie Moore, sounded so much like DJ that you thought she WAS DJ. Right down to the impeccable Wisconsin accent.
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