SLAM! Volume 1

32332997SLAM! Vol. 1 by Pamela Ribon

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Comics Distributors
First Published: August 15th, 2017
Publisher: BOOM! Box
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: So Fast
Genres & Themes: Comics, Sports, Realistic Fiction, Friendship, Roller Derby


From the first day of Fresh Meat Orientation for the Eastside Roller Girls, Jennifer and Maisie knew they’d be fast friends. But when they’re drafted to different teams, the pull of competition — and their increasingly messy personal lives — threaten to drive them apart. In roller derby you take your hits, get back up, and learn how to be a better jammer, a better blocker, a better lover, and a better friend. Derby can heal your heart . . . but it might break a bone or two in the process. Continue reading

Roller Girl – Victoria Jamieson

22504701Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: March 10th, 2015
Publisher: Dial Books
Point of View: 1st Person
Recommended Age: 10+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Sports, Graphic Novel, Friendship

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Twelve-year-old Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid signs up for roller derby camp, she assumes Nicole will too. But Nicole signs up for dance camp with a new friend instead, and so begins the toughest summer of Astrid’s life. There are bumps and bruises as Astrid learns who she is without Nicole…and what it takes to be a strong, tough roller girl. Continue reading