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Dairy Queen: A Novel
Murdock, Catherine Gilbert
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Number of Pages: 275
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Why I liked this title:
This is a funny, romantic story set--if you can believe it--on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. D.J. Schwenk tells the reader about her 15th summer in which she has to run the farm (her dad has a bad hip). Their family friend, who coaches the rival high school football team, asks D.J. to train Brian Nelson, his lazy but potentially talented quarterback. Brian is wealthy, smart, and spoiled and used to getting praised. D.J. is used to keeping everything inside, especially her anger. When the two interact it becomes, as Publishers Weekly cutely noted, "Romeo and Juliet in Wisconsin, with cows." The situation gets even more complicate when D.J decides to try out for her high school football team.
Reviewed by: Louise Barnett on 7/26/2006
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