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Thursday, September 24, 2009

TBR Thursday (4): Derby Girl

This is a new meme hosted by Drea of Book Blather! Play along!
TBR Thursday highlights all those books that you physically own but haven’t had the chance to read yet. Or maybe they’ve already been released and you're dying to grab a copy from the library to read but already have too many books on your table. There can be some old books, some new books, and some that are in between, but they have to be books that you want to read and review!

Check out the main post back at Drea's blog to share your TBR Thursday pick too!
Here is this week's pick:

Derby Girl by Shauna Cross (Henry Holt, September 2007)
Meet Bliss Cavendar, a blue haired, indie-rock loving misfit stuck in the tiny town of Bodeen, Texas.

Her pageant-addicted mother expects her to compete for the coveted Miss Blue Bonnet crown, but Bliss would rather feast on roaches than be subjected to such rhinestone tyranny.
Bliss’ escape? Take up Roller Derby.
When she discovers a league in nearby Austin, Bliss embarks on an epic journey full of hilarious tattooed girls, delicious boys in bands, and a few not-so-awesome realities even the most bad-assed derby chick has to learn.

I have had this book FOREVER and didn't remember it until I started seeing preview for the upcoming movie, Whip It (see trailer for movie below!), which is based on the book. I then found it on my shelf - and I can't believe I haven't read it! It looks amazing, plus I really want to read it before the movie comes out!


  1. This book sounds good and even better when you've seen the trailer!

  2. I ordered this the other day - it sounds brilliant! The film looks really good too, but I don't think it has a UK release date yet :(


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