A Battle of the Books Review
Editor’s note: Butterfield Library’s 2012 Battle of the Books team members will be reviewing each of their books. See the Philipstown.info archives for previous stories.
by Olivia Sterling
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock is an intriguing novel about D.J. Schwenk, a 15-year-old girl who lives in the farmlands of Wisconsin. The exciting aspects of football were so perfectly spun into the story that I refused to put the book down. This book is not just for football fans — everyone can enjoy the humorous aspects.
The first-person narration adds wit and humor to an amazing tale that keeps you up all night reading. This book takes you through the ups and downs of an emotional roller coaster of first loves, family and, of course, football.
I would definitely refer this book to any teen looking for an exciting, action-packed, fast-paced, and funny book to capture you and pull you into the exciting world of D.J. Schwenk.