Just a middle-brow reader who loves a good story, recipe or how-to.
A wonderful and touching graphic novel about Astrid, a twelve year old girl who learns about friendship and growing up while spending the summer before junior high going to roller derby camp. Some negative behavior, such as lying and meanness, but there are consequences and regrets! Written and illustrated by a member of a roller derby team, it has a warmth and authenticity I haven't often seen in graphic novels. 4/5 stars! Very giftable.
Full review on my new, and glacially forming blog, https://bookworlder.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/roller-girl-by-victoria-jamieson/