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review 2013-07-26 04:02
Roller Girls: Falling Hard by Megan Sparks Review
Falling Hard (Roller Girls) - Megan Sparks

I was definitely excited to read this book knowing it was about roller derby. I’ve never participated in the sport, but it always looked like fun and craziness. I was not let down! Lots of roller and lots of derby. With a peppering of cheerleading and high school drama mixed in.

I thought it was interesting to have a perspective of a Londoner moving to the midwest because I’ve read a couple of novels that do the opposite (American moving to England). The book read like a Disney Channel Original Movie with an emphasis on Roller Derby 101. It was a cute read and I learned a lot more about Roller Derby. I wish we could have gotten to know Lexie and Jesse a lot more! Both of the guys weren’t written with much depth, same with Kelsey. They were just kind of high school cliches, but Jesse had a bit more depth with his connection to the roller derby stuff.


Although I have mixed feelings on this novel, I definitely don’t regret reading it! It was fun. The title kind of implies that it will be a series, so maybe the POV will switch off to another girl? I liked Annie, but it would be cool to get a perspective from Lexie especially since she’s this artsy chick who goes against all the cliches.

Source: elizziebooks.com/2013/07/25/roller-girls-falling-hard-megan-sparks
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review 2011-11-23 00:00
Walking Home to Rosie Lee
Walking Home to Rosie Lee - A. LaFaye,Keith D. Shepherd “War’s over. Government say we free. Folks be on the move. Getting the feel for freedom. Not me. I’m looking for my mama, Rosie Lee.”The war is over and Gabe is off to find his mother. Her slave owner sold her and now Gabe is going to find her, even if it takes months.A beautiful story based on true incidents that took place after the Civil War.
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review 2011-08-06 00:00
Walking Home to Rosie Lee
Walking Home to Rosie Lee - A. LaFaye,Keith D. Shepherd Poignant story about a mother and son separarted by slavery reunited at the end of the Civil War. Excellent perspective on slavery for younger readers.
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