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Brie Spangler

Teoksen Beast tekijä

5 teosta 284 jäsentä 17 arvostelua

Tekijän teokset

Beast (2016) 199 kappaletta
The Grumpy Dump Truck (2009) 28 kappaletta
Peg Leg Peke (2008) 26 kappaletta
Fox Point's Own Gemma Hopper (2023) 24 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Sukupuoli
female

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Really enjoyed this one! It had heart and an excellent narrative voice. You don't even have to be knowledgable about baseball to understand this one.
 
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DestDest | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 26, 2023 |
Aw, this was cute. Yes, all of the characters had their moments of idiocy, which were painful to read about, but accurate to adolescence. I thought the handling of trans issues was done well. This would be a good introductory book to trans issues for a teen or parent of a teen, but didn't come off as overly didactic.
 
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settingshadow | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 19, 2023 |
Gemma Hopper's self assessment: "I'm six feet tall, I'm thirteen years old, and no, I don't play basketball." And despite what you might think from the cover, she doesn't play baseball either. But she does help her superstar brother practice his batting by pitching to him every minute he can wrangle out of her. Gemma's more concerned about middle school stuff, like sitting at the popular kids' table and not losing her best friend to those same popular kids. But unfortunately, everything else takes a back seat to being family housekeeper, cook, and nanny to her younger twin brothers in the absence of her runaway mother and perpetually working father.

The baseball angle gives a nice boost to an otherwise ordinary bit of middle school angst, but the family tree class report that frames the story is dull and heavy-handed and forces a dumb big speech finale that feels out of place and unnecessary.

Still, I enjoyed the art and characters and look forward to what the author might do in the future.
… (lisätietoja)
 
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villemezbrown | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 16, 2023 |
Fox Point's Own Gemma Hopper is an excellent addition to baseball (and sports generally) literature featuring girls, women, and lgbtq+ individuals. The story is uplifting without being overly sweet.
 
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rjuris | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 10, 2023 |

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Teokset
5
Jäseniä
284
Suosituimmuussija
#82,067
Arvio (tähdet)
½ 3.5
Kirja-arvosteluja
17
ISBN:t
27
Kielet
2

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