Throw Like a Girl
by Sarah Henning
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 7th 2020
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance
Friday Night Lights meets Morgan Matson’s The Unexpected Everything in this contemporary debut where swoonworthy romance meets underdog sports story.
When softball star Liv Rodinsky throws one ill-advised punch during the most important game of the year, she loses her scholarship to her fancy private school, her boyfriend, and her teammates all in one fell swoop. With no other options, Liv is forced to transfer to the nearest public school, Northland, where she’ll have to convince their coach she deserves a spot on the softball team, all while facing both her ex and the teammates of the girl she punched… Every. Single. Day.
Enter Grey, the injured star quarterback with amazing hair and a foolproof plan: if Liv joins the football team as his temporary replacement, he’ll make sure she gets a spot on the softball team in the Spring. But it will take more than the perfect spiral for Liv to find acceptance in Northland’s halls, and behind that charming smile, Grey may not be so perfect after all.
With well-drawn characters and a charming quarterback love interest who’s got brains as well as brawn, Throw Like a Girl will have readers swooning from the very first page.
Sarah Henning is a recovering journalist who has worked for the Palm Beach Post, Kansas City Star and Associated Press, among others. While in South Florida, Sarah lived and worked through five hurricanes, which gave her an extreme respect for the ocean. When not writing, she runs ultramarathons, hits the playground with her two kids and hangs out with her husband Justin, who doubles as her long-suffering IT department. Sarah lives in Lawrence, Kansas, which, despite being extremely far from the beach, happens to be pretty cool.
(I received an eARC from NetGalley and Fantastic Flying book club for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)
“Standing up for yourself doesn’t mean walking away.”
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Rating: 4/5 stars
(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)
This book was fast paced and really enjoyable. Fans of sports would definitely enjoy this book! I was swooning over Grey ever since we first met him. I found this book totally swoon worthy and cute.
It was easy for me to love and root for Liv and Grey and I was so glad that she got her opportunity to shine as people saw her potential instead of being sexist. Fans of The Field Party series will definitely love! MY HEART was tossed around like a football, but I enjoyed the ride.
I finished this book in one sitting and really liked the fast pace and found it heartwarming. I definitely rooted for the characters from start to finish and loved the girl power in this book.
PRIZE: 2 finished copies of the book. The giveaway is open to US Residents only
Dates: 7th January – 21st January 2020