Front and Center

By Murdock, Catherine Gilbert

Publishers Summary:
After five months of sheer absolute craziness I was going back to being plain old background D.J. In photographs of course I-m always in the background . . . But it turns out other folks have big plans for D.J. Like her coach. College scouts. All the town hoops fans. A certain Red Bend High School junior who-s keen for romance and karaoke. Not to mention Brian Nelson, who she should not be thinking about! Who she is done with, thank you very much. But who keeps showing up anyway . . . Readers first fell in love with straight-talking D. J. Schwenk in Dairy Queen; they followed her ups and downs both on and off the court in The Off Season. Now D. J.steps out from behind the free-throw line in this final installment of the Dairy Queen trilogy.

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ISBN
978-0-61895-982-2
Publisher
Houghton


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2009

Gr 8-11 This final installment in the "Dairy Queen" trilogy kicks off with Wisconsin junior D.J. Schwenk back at school, having spent several weeks away helping big brother, Win, with his rehabilitation. She's catching up with classes and best friend Amber (also newly returned). D.J.'s excited and nervous for basketball season, which might score her a much-desired college scholarship and a less-desired position literally calling the shots on court. Her ex, Brian, is neither out of sight nor off her mind. But reluctantly famous D.J., who generally craves...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2010

In the third and final book (Dairy Queen, rev. 5/06; The Off Season, rev. 7/07) about farm girl, linebacker, and basketball star D.J. Schwenk, the self-aggrandizing heroine must decide her future: is she up to playing basketball for the Big Ten schools that are starting to recruit her, or should she choose a smaller college, where the game is less brutal but also less challenging? Having given up football to f...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Giving up football to focus on basketball, D.J. (<i>Dairy Queen</i>, <i>The Off Season</i>) must decide whether she's up to playing for a Big Ten...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

D.J. is a memorable narrator. Her feelings of being overwhelmed by stress will ring true with readers, and her sense of humor about her situation will make them laugh. D...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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