Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen

eBook - 2007
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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.
Publisher: Boston : Graphia, [2007], c2006
ISBN: 9780547349183
Characteristics: 1 online resource (274 p.)
Call Number: eBook


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CCPL_Teens Jul 16, 2020

For those looking for a great sports story with an unforgettable main character meet 16-year-old D.J. Schwenk. She is stuck running her family's dairy farm after her father hurts his hip. With all the work she had to do she had to give up basketball and flunked 10th grade English. Now it is the summer before her junior year and D.J. has nothing to look forward to except more work. However, the receives an unusual offer to help train the rival football team's quarterback. At first D.J. thinks he is just a spoiled rich kid, but the two gradually become friends and he causes D.J. to make some changes in her life including her decision to try out for the boy's football team.

Aug 30, 2014

Such fun to read! Sooo much like my own youth down on the farm.

Cdnbookworm Jul 12, 2013

This novel is the first in the series featuring D.J. Schwenk. D.J. is almost sixteen as the novel begins and has been taking on the majority of work on her familiy's dairy farm for the last five months. Her older brothers are off at a football camp, her father has hip trouble, her mom is busy working two jobs, and she stepped in and did what needed to be done. But it has gone on longer than she thought it would and things are starting to get to her. Her younger brother Curtis is the quiet one in the family, and he doesn't seem to be talking to her much either. Then Brian Nelson shows up at the farm. He is quarterback at the rival school and a bit of a jerk, and D.J. can't figure out why he is there, until he tell them his coach is making him.
But what starts out as a hassle turns into something else. And D.J. starts wondering about what makes her happy, and what would happen if she really tried to do it. And so she thinks about trying out for the football team herself.
This is a story about a young woman finding her way. About responsibility and life choices. About love and families, and communication. It sure has me wanting to read the next book.

Mar 12, 2013

I love this book! It's the first in a series of three and I read them all in 1 weekend. So good!

ARIEL D SMITH Aug 03, 2012

this book is awesome!!!!!! i loved it, it is really good even though the begiing starts off kind of slow it gets juicy latter on.

Jul 29, 2012

So I thought that the beginning was pretty boring at first, but I was able to get through it. So bearable. Overall, the story meaning was great, and the general feel of the story was alright. But the character of Brian, although sweet at times, didn't really click with me. I thought Brian and DJ didn't have that great of chemistry. And sometimes DJ's rambling, although true and quite insightful (and advice that I could take as well with my own family), was too much rambling for me. The interesting stuff didn't happen until chapter 20 or so and that's what really bugged me. But I guess the book wasn't really about that. Amber was annoying even from the start. She was tolerable in the book, but if I had a friend like that in real life...actually I wouldn't want a friend like that in real life. Kari was adorable and I thought she was a better best friend than Amber was. And Curtis? I can't even get over how ADORABLE he is!!!!! He's honestly the cutest guy ever and who cares if he doesn't talk much? I totally want a brother/friend or whatever in real life! Let's be honest and say I'm mostly reading the next book because of him. :P

Aug 10, 2011

"Dairy Queen" is a clever romantic comedy and coming of age story. Told in the first person by a tough tomboy - D.J. - whose football crazed family she is convinced is dysfunctional because they never talk. As her friend Brian says,"When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said."

Because her father is in the midst of a hip operation, and her older brothers are at college on football scholarships, 16 year-old D.J. is doing all the heavy lifting on her family's dairy farm. Quite literally. From haying to milking, D.J. is practically running the farm single-handedly while her mother juggles two jobs.

And, then D.J. finds herself roped into training the rival football team's quarterback, Brian.

When D.J. finally decides to stop being like the cows she milks twice a day, to stop doing what is expected of her, she rattles both her family, the town, and maybe even Brian. D.J. decides to try out for the boy's football team. Mind you, she's still keeping the dairy farm going, but she ends up doing it on her own terms. And, she gets to play football. And, as this is a romantic comedy, she might even get Brian. But, we don't get to know that. I guess there is a sequel.

Quite a fun story, actually.

Jun 23, 2011

So GOOD! Although the first few pages are really boring and slow, so just keep on reading it and you'll start wanting to read it ALL the time. Talks about issues of today that teenagers go through, such as love, sexuality, and family problems. This is just the beginning of a good trilogy.

Apr 09, 2011

MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! i ranked it level 2, my second highest level for books. liked "princess ben" better but this is better than "off season". hilarious, exciting, and inspiring, Dairy Queen kept me going until the very last page. MOOOOOOOOOOO

Sep 27, 2010

Sooo much better than I expected. Definitly worth a read.

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