What is it with me and football lately? I started watching FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, the tv series because of the summer reading book and found out that it is the best show ever! Then I read RASH and loved it to pieces. And now I found myself smiling like a ninny the whole way through DAIRY QUEEN.
It is the story of a high school girl who is running her parents' dairy farm while her father recovers from an injury. She ends up training the QB of the rival team (QB is football talk for quarterback for all you non-FNL watchers. And everyone I know except my brother-in-law.) and decides to try out for her high school team.
The main character, D.J. is so realistic and accessible that I felt like I was familiar with the things she was describing even though they are completely foreign to me. Catherine Gilbert Murdock is a first time novelist, which means I am going to get cranky and impatient waiting for her next book! This could be an excellent choice for next year's summer reading. Who doesn't love a book with a cow in a tiara on the cover?