Title: Throw like a girl.
Author: Sarah Henning.
Genre: YA, contemporary, romance.
Publication date: January 7th 2020.
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Friday Night Lights meets Morgan Matson’s The Unexpected Everything in this contemporary debut where swoonworthy romance meets underdog sports story.
When softball star Liv Rodinsky throws one ill-advised punch during the most important game of the year, she loses her scholarship to her fancy private school, her boyfriend, and her teammates all in one fell swoop. With no other options, Liv is forced to transfer to the nearest public school, Northland, where she’ll have to convince their coach she deserves a spot on the softball team, all while facing both her ex and the teammates of the girl she punched… Every. Single. Day.
Enter Grey, the injured star quarterback with amazing hair and a foolproof plan: if Liv joins the football team as his temporary replacement, he’ll make sure she gets a spot on the softball team in the Spring. But it will take more than the perfect spiral for Liv to find acceptance in Northland’s halls, and behind that charming smile, Grey may not be so perfect after all.
With well-drawn characters and a charming quarterback love interest who’s got brains as well as brawn, Throw Like a Girl will have readers swooning from the very first page.
This book contains a lot of sports, I mean that was expected, but it was a lot!
The story was quite predictable, but I really enjoyed my time reading this. I flew through the book.
I really liked the family relationship within this book, and also the relation between the main character and her best friend! Everyone was just very supportive and I really like that the family was really there for each other.
I think sportswise it was done pretty well, I think it was realistic, with the amount of training and dealing with injuries and the scholarship pressure. BUT that is me saying knowing not much about this! There were quite a lot of details, which for me was a bit too much since I don’t know anything about football, we don’t do that around here haha!
I really liked the writing in this book, just like I did in her other series!
The thing is, this was a good book, it was just not really for me! I think this book is very good for girls who are very into sports!
Sarah Henning is a recovering journalist who has worked for the Palm Beach Post, Kansas City Star and Associated Press, among others. While in South Florida, Sarah lived and worked through five hurricanes, which gave her an extreme respect for the ocean. When not writing, she runs ultramarathons, hits the playground with her two kids and hangs out with her husband Justin, who doubles as her long-suffering IT department. Sarah lives in Lawrence, Kansas, which, despite being extremely far from the beach, happens to be pretty cool.
Prize: 2 finished copies of the book (US only)
Starts: January 7th 2020
Ends: January 21st 2020
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