Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen Series, Book 1

Downloadable Audiobook - 2006
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When you don't talk, there's a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.Harsh words indeed, from Brian Nelson of all people. But, D.J. can't help admitting, maybe he's right.When you don't talk, there's a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.Stuff like why her best friend, Amber, isn't so friendly anymore. Or why her little brother, Curtis, never opens his mouth. Why her mom has two jobs and a big secret. Why her college-football-star brothers won't even call home. Why her dad would go ballistic if she tried out for the high school football team herself. And why Brian is so, so out of her league.When you don't talk, there's a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.Welcome to the summer that fifteen-year-old D.J. Schwenk of Red Bend, Wisconsin, learns to talk, and ends up having an awful lot of stuff to say.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2006
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780739330876
Branch Call Number: OverDrive Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: Moore, Natalie
OverDrive, Inc


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Jun 21, 2015

I am in love with this book! the author accurately portraits a high school-er and all their troubles. Only they could go farther with Amber, i loved her persona

Aug 31, 2013

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

Jul 07, 2011

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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Jun 21, 2015

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