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This is the summer that fifteen-year-old D.J. Schwenk, expert at cows and football, learns an awful lot about love and life. A farmgirl who loves football, a football playing farmer who loves the Food Network, a mother who loves her career, a nerd who loves cheerleading, and an all-star athlete who loves dentistry ... D.J. describes them all in her modest, funny, and honest voice. D.J. Schwenk, a 16-year-old living on her family's farm in Wisconsin, comes from a family of football stars. Football is so important in her family that even the cows are named after famous football players. The Schwenks may excel in football but they definitely don't excel in communication. D.J. recognizes that her family does not discuss important issues and decides she must search for the strength to look for greener pastures in her own life. When she finds the courage to do what really makes her happy, she discovers passions in the people she loves and learns to appreciate each more fully.