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You Throw Like a Girl (mix) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-02-07 
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.

" 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.

"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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"You Throw Like a Girl tackles the pressure young girls feel to fit a certain "type." Gabby has a mom who was a former beauty queen and a dad who was a local baseball legend. Gabby gravitated toward her father's pastime, taking up softball. But when her dad leaves the country and she heads to her grandmother's house for the summer, she finds herself pushed into the pageant world while also pretending to be a boy to get onto the only youth softball team in town. I had so much fun reading this book, but I also think it has a great message for young girls who might not be sure where they fit in the whole tomboy vs. girly-girl scheme of things." said.

" A sweet and delightful read. I read this book along with my 8 year old daughter in a fun competition read. She won the competition, reading the book one day quicker than me. Way to go Gracie! We are excitedly looking forward to reading another book by Rachele Alpine called "Operation Pucker Up". Fun times! " said.

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