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You Throw Like a Girl (mix) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-11-01 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 2 user ratings
ISBN:1481459848
LANGUAGE:English

" True rating: 4.5 stars.Another enjoyable tween book published under Aladdin's M!X banner, always an indicator of clearly written, wholesome stories that teach as well as entertain. Alpine's latest effort has a lot going on, but she keeps her chapters focused and her characters real. Special praise goes to artist Dung Ho Hahn whose super-cute cover illustration makes the book jump off the shelf. " said.

"What first attracted me to the book was the plot - girl loves baseball, but since there's no girls' baseball team in the town she's staying the summer at (the whole summer for the first time in her life), she must disguise herself as a boy.

Now, I'm a fan of a movie involving women and baseball - my favorite movie ever beingĀ A League of Their Own. So that's one of the reasons I picked up this book. Another one being the plot, as I have mentioned above.

I loved how it was partly predictable, partly surprise, and plenty believable with believable characters.

Any girls who are interested in baseball should definitely read this, and any older fans who aren't embarrassed to be reading a children's book should as well. Loved this! Definitely worth the money!
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" Fun summer read that made me wish for the days of softball games and hanging out with friends. Also, it makes readers consider what being true to yourself really means. " said.

" Cute. Gabby pretends to be a boy to play on the summer rec team. Meanwhile, her mom wants her to be in the local beauty pageant. Gabby agrees just to make her mom happy and distracted while her dad is overseas.Decent book about family, telling the truth, and how difficult it can be to stand up for what you think is the right thing to do. " said.

" Cute enough for a middle grade book. I certainly do need more books about girls playing sports. Just found it a bit.... predictable. Which yes I KNOW it's a kids book. But I'm reading this in the middle of a reading slump of underwhelming books and I was just hoping to be more in love with this than I was. " said.

""You Throw Like a Girl" - written by Rachele Alpine and published in 2017 by Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division. This middle-grade novel is aimed squarely at young girls around middle school age and I imagine they would enjoy it much more than I did. Gabby, a baseball-loving tomboy, spends the summer at her grandmother's home where she has to juggle playing her favorite game and also competing in the Miss Popcorn Pageant. To accomplish the former, she disguises herself by putting her hair up under her hat and calling herself Johnny, while she fusses and fumes about her dress, her looks and her talent in the pageant which her mother won three straight years. "I wouldn't mind asking Erin for some tips on how to look cute..." The language seems dumbed-down, many of those readers are pretty sophisticated, while the ending neatly solves all her problems. The Cleveland Indians shout-outs were fun." said.

"This book was a hit in my household! It was such a fun Mommy-and-daughter adventure. I read it aloud to my kindergartner, and every night at lights out she would plead with me "just one more chapter, please??" The main character Gabby is fun and entertaining, we both enjoyed the plot. As a parent, I really appreciated the lessons taught...finding strength during sad times (Gabby's father was serving overseas), family loyalty, importance of honesty, how to resolve peer conflict. My 6-year-old and I both give this middle grade novel 5 stars!" said.

"You Throw Like A Girl by Rachele Alpine will appeal to many young girls. Gabby and her father have been playing baseball together since she was very young. Now he is deployed overseas and she must survive the summer without him. She has been looking forward to playing on the girl's softball league, but this year the games are cancelled so that local girls can participate in the Miss Popcorn pageant. Her mother, a 3 time winner of the pageant, is eager to assist her with pageant preparations, but Gabby has also secretly joined a boys baseball team as the starting pitcher. All of this results in an amazing but confusing summer.


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