The Off Season
by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Following her eventful summer and fall in the book Dairy Queen, DJ Schwenk is adjusting to her status as a high school junior. She is the starting linebacker for the Red Hawk football team and has a good relationship with Brian, the rival school's quarterback. Unfortunately, things start to get rocky when she gives an unexpected interview to People magazine and keep getting worse. Over the following months, DJ must deal with phyiscal injuries, as well as emotional ones that surface among her family and her best friend.
Though it has a more serious tone than Dairy Queen, The Off Season is still full of humor and DJ's character grows a great deal as she deals with the problems thrown her way.
The Off Season is located in the YA fiction section
Call Number: Murdock