by Maddie Gallegos
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Sports / Coming of Age
Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7
A debut middle grade graphic novel by Maddie Gallegos about two girls: one who hates racquetball and another who loves it--and the strong friendship that blossoms through, and often despite, the sport.
Rosie Vo is at odds with her dad. He pushes his racquetball hobby on to her to the point that she dreads ever spending time with him. Thankfully, new kid Blair moves to town and becomes fast friends with Rosie. She's cool, a great listener, and even better, the best distraction from the tension Rosie feels at home.
Rosie's convinced Blair is the answer to all her dad-problems. If onlyBlaircould be the racquetball genius Rosie's dad has always wanted! But Blair disagrees, hoping to show her that with a friend by her side, Rosie can face both her dad and racquetball.