Tuesday, June 10, 2008
dairy queen (y.a. challenge #1)
i started this book on the elliptical at the gym and by about 1am i had finished it...along with all the other stuff i have to do during the day. catherine murdock did a fantastic job in making d.j. a likable protagonist and making red bend, wisconsin a memorable setting. as d.j. works her father's dairy farm (he's injured) and navigates through her feelings about her family, football, and brian (the quarter back of the rival high school's football team). d.j. had the tone, the awkwardness, the emotions, and the shining moments i remember having when i was fifteen. the ending (which i will not give away) was really satisfying. a really fun read.