#FridayFavorite: In which I celebrate one of my favorite books on a Friday.
I’ve read lots of middle-grade and young adult fiction, and I daresay Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson hits friend-strife right on the head. The story felt so completely genuine that I nearly forgot I was reading a book and not trotting alongside Astrid as she went to roller derby practice. And let’s talk about Astrid, shall we? She is such an amazing character—feisty, imperfect, well-rounded, and walks to the beat of her own drum. She’s an ideal role model for young readers. Not to mention the fact that the book is hilarious and poignant all at the same time. I could go on and on about Astrid. I loved how this book dealt with shifting friendships, changing dynamics, and how friends often find themselves on separate paths, even before they realize it.
1-sentence roundup: Astrid decides she wants to play roller derby, but her BFF since forever is more interested in dance practice.