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The Compulsive Reader: Pretty Tough by Liz Tigelaar

Friday, January 25, 2008

Pretty Tough by Liz Tigelaar


Charlie Brown is not a team player. This is what she tells the new soccer coach when she is recruited to play soccer on her school's losing soccer team. And with a name like hers, you can't help but sympathize. Charlie would rather surf all day than play on the same team as her perfect sister Krista. The stereotypical IT girl, Krista is blond, athletic, popular, and beautiful. Everything Charlie is not, and for that reason alone, the two hate each other. And suddenly going out for the soccer team seems like the perfect way to spite Krista. But what neither Charlie nor Krista expected was that Charlie would actually make the team. Or that should she would stay...


Pretty Tough is a novel that re-defines all of those stereotypes that run deep in YA literature. This is a novel with an empowering message: girls can be athletic, brainy, tough, and fashionable. All the while Tigelaar gives a strong and unflinching look at how seemingly unimportant decisions can make a lasting effect, especially on those you love. The true depths of the bonds of sisterhood are realized in this heartwarming and heart pumping novel full of love, acceptance, drama, strength and forgiveness.


Look for Liz's next book, Playing with the Boys, in April!

7 comments:

girlsedge04 said...

I read this book and LOVED it. Even if you're not into soccer it's a really fun and fast read. Charlie Brown rocks!

Chelsea said...

This sounds good. I'm adding it to my list.

Em said...

I second what girlsedge04 said - you don't have to like soccer to like this book. And I think the author has another book coming out soon. About football I believe.

Anonymous said...

I didnt kno there was a book before playing with the boys will it spoil it if read playing with the boys first or should i not read it at all im gonna buy it if i should lemme kno plz cuz i have kno idea u can email me at munkmunk78738@aol.com to leave an answer and plz do

Savannah said...

hey i caccidentally read the newest one first should i go ahead and read dis book also or not u can email me back wit ur reasponse at munkmunk78738@aol.com plz do i really need to kno if i should cuz i luved the book pretty tough

Anonymous said...

I just read this and it was really good! I definitely reccomend it!

Anonymous said...

This is a excellent book, exspecially if you love the game of soccer