Monday, February 27, 2023

Graphic Novel Review: Play Like a Girl


Misty isn't that excited about seventh grade. But when the boys tell her she can't play football - she's determined to prove them wrong. She tries out for the team, convincing her best friend, Bree, to try out too. 

Bree isn't all that interested. She never wants to practice and she'd rather hang out with Ava, a more popular girl, and talk about boys and clothes. Misty isn't sure what to do about her friendship. Bree says hurtful comments disguised as jokes. Misty isn't sure she wants to remain friends. But she is sure about proving herself to the football team. 
My Thoughts: I Loved this one. Misty reminded me of me at that age. I wasn't into football, but basketball. I love her determination, how she kept going when the times got tough. I love how she made friends on the football team and the cheerleading team. 7th grade is hard to navigate, but it seems like Misty figured out what she wanted and didn't want. I didn't want this one to end! 

I really liked the illustrations. And the author's note at the end. 

Cover Thoughts: Love it.
Source: My library
Library Recommendation: Grab this one for your school and public libraries - highly recommended!

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