Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
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Series: Dairy Queen


FRONT AND CENTER by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Still, although there are fewer belly laughs, readers have grown so fond of D.J., they'll be happy just watching her muddle through. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
D.J. Schwenk returns for her third and final outing, this time heating up not the football field but the basketball court. Read full book review >
THE OFF SEASON by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
FICTION
Released: June 4, 2007

"Readers will root for both D.J. and a third installment with equal vigor. (Fiction. YA)"
D.J. Schwenk, the first girl linebacker on the Red Bend High football team, returns to tell the story of her first season. Read full book review >
DAIRY QUEEN by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
FICTION
Released: May 22, 2006

"A fresh teen voice, great football action and cows—this novel rocks. (Fiction. YA)"
A painfully funny novel takes readers into the head of D.J. Schwenk, frustrated dairy farmer-cum-football trainer-cum-star linebacker. D.J. comes from a football family: Her two older brothers were legends in high school; her father used to coach. Read full book review >