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Dairy Queen

A Novel
Murdock, Catherine Gilbert (Audiobook CD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school's rival football team, sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her.
Authors: Murdock, Catherine Gilbert
Title: Dairy queen
a novel
[sound recording]
Publisher: New York : Random House/Listening Library, p2006
Edition: Library ed. Unabridged
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (6 hr., 9 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Notes: Duration: 6:09:00
Compact discs
Summary: After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school's rival football team, sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her.
Additional Contributors: Moore, Natalie
ISBN: 9780739336120
0739336126
Branch Call Number: CD YA MURDOCK
Playtime: 060900
Performers: Read by Natalie Moore.
Subject Headings: Sports for girls Juvenile fiction Farm life Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Audiobooks
Football stories
Topical Term: Sports for girls
Farm life
Publisher No: YA 1068 Random House/Listening Library
YA 1068ACD Random House/Listening Library
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Aug 31, 2013
  • kesha1123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great story-telling that is sheer entertainment. I enjoyed all of the characters.

Jul 07, 2011
  • DeltaQueen50 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I found Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock to be a realistic look at fifteen year old DJ Schwenk’s summer as she takes on the bulk of the work on her family’s Wisconsin Dairy Farm due to her father’s injury. With only her younger brother’s help, the work is overwhelming and her schoolwork has already suffered as she flunked English. High school football plays an important role in this small rural town and a strong rivalry with an adjacent town has built up over the years. DJ’s own family is quite involved in football as her father is a former coach and her two older brothers were stars before they left home.

Brian Nelson plays for the rival team, and although talented, he needs to be trained in focus and temperament and so his coach, who is a family friend, brings him to the Schwenk farm to work and, he hopes, to be trained by DJ. At first this appears to be a bad idea as DJ and Brian are like oil and water, but gradually over the summer, they bond and DJ develops a major crush on him.

But this is so much more than a girl/boy/football story. The story deals with many issues, in particular communicating and keeping secrets. A coming of age story about finding yourself as an individual and becoming comfortable in your own skin. Well written with a very likeable heroine, this was a very enjoyable read.

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