Monday, September 15, 2008

Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is an adorable book.

DJ Schwenk is a fifteen-year old who lives on a Wisconsin dairy farm that she practically runs herself. Her mom works and her dad has had surgery that renders him unable to help on the farm. As the summer progresses, DJ finds herself in a unique position to train the quarterback of the rival football team whilst getting her chores done. In the process she learns a lot about herself--both how she is viewed and how she wants to be viewed.

I thought the book was funny, sweet and heart-breaking all at the same time. I will definitely be checking out the sequel, The Off Season (which I hear is even better!).

Check out these reviews: Corinne, Melissa, Erin's Off the Shelf and Becky
Let me know if you also reviewed this book!


Corinne said...

Oh yes, I seriously loved this one - I'm glad you did too :)

Charley said...

Thank you for reminding me about this book - I hope I make time to read it soon.