Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Playing with the Boys- Liz Tigelaar

Summary: from amazon
New girl Lucy is desperate for friends. She tries out for Beachwood High soccer, but despite her amazingly accurate kick, fails to make the team. When the Coach points out that varsity football is looking for a new kicker, Lucy is skeptical. Football? Isn’t that a boys’ game?

But on the gridiron Lucy discovers that she feels strong—in control for the first time since her mother died. She loves football. She actually wants to play! (She also wants to hang out with super-cute quarterback Ryan Conner. But that’s just icing on the cake.)

Too bad no one else wants her on the team. Not the boys’ coach, not her teammates, and especially not her overprotective dad. Will Lucy cave in to the pressure? Or will she prove she’s pretty tough after all?


This book was so cute! I really enjoyed reading it. When reading it I found myself laughing out loud and getting funny looks from the people around me. (this happens a lot whenever I'm reading) I thought that the characters were done well and that the story flowed nicely. I surprised myself by finishing it in one day. I also enjoyed the unique names for some of the characters such as the girl names charlie, max, and pickle. The only thing that bothered me in this book was that sometimes the characters were immature and laughed at things such as "go grab the balls" I think this was funny when I was in 8th or 7th grade not high school.

Overall, this was a good book. I can't say that it was the best I have ever read, but it was still a great read. I recommend it to anyone who wants a cute, funny, short read.


stargirlreads said...

this looks cute

Bookworm said...

Great review, Katie! Looks super-cute. The cover is adorable! I'll definitely have to check it out (:

KD said...


It was you should definitly read it! :D


lol thanks and I loved the cover too!

YA Book Realm said...

Oh I haven't heard of this book but the premise seems really good. A girl in the football team, pretty darn cool.

prophecygirl said...

This sounds great, thanks for the review!

And The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is sad, but well worth a read!