Monday, August 14, 2006

Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

None of this would have happened if D.J.'s dad hadn't injured himself moving the manure spreader. Welcome to the life of a farm kid--a high school girl who has to run a dairy farm all summer long. It's hard work, and she's not thrilled about getting help from Brian, the jerk who is the quarterback of the neighboring town's football team. But it is a summer of big changes for D.J. She finds out a startling truth about her best friend Amber, realizes that her family has a BIG communication problem, starts to enjoy talking and working out with Brian, and decides she doesn't want to be a "cow" anymore. (You've got to read it to understand!)

This is one of the best books I read all summer. To describe the plot doesn't do it justice. It's a fantastic book and I don't know how anyone could read it and not relate to D.J., the Dairy Queen (and football player). Highly recommended for 7th and 8th graders!!!

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