Match Point!

Category: Book
By (author): Gallegos, Maddie
Series: Match Point!
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / General (see also headings under Family)
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Sports & Recreation / General
Audience: young adult
Publisher: First Second
Published: September 2023
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.00in x 5.50in x 0.60in
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$ 19.99
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

A debut middle grade graphic novel by Maddie Gallegos about two girls: one who hates racquetball and another who loves it-and the strong friendship that blossoms through, and often despite, the sport.

Rosie Vo is at odds with her dad. He pushes his racquetball hobby on to her to the point that she dreads ever spending time with him. Thankfully, new kid Blair moves to town and becomes fast friends with Rosie. She's cool, a great listener, and even better, the best distraction from the tension Rosie feels at home.

Rosie's convinced Blair is the answer to all her dad-problems. If only Blair could be the racquetball genius Rosie's dad has always wanted! But Blair disagrees, hoping to show her that with a friend by her side, Rosie can face both her dad and racquetball.

Review Quote*

"Visually unique and intersectionally diverse characters populate this warmhearted jaunt, rendered in eye-catching full color and teeming with onomatopoeia depicted in bouncy, kinetic text bubbles."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A heartwarming sports story showing a journey of personal growth. "-Kirkus Reviews

Biographical NoteMaddie Gallegos grew up in Highlands Ranch, Colorado where she fell in love with soccer. Years later, during her time at the Savannah College of Art and Design, she fell in love with just about every other sport out there as well. Nowadays, she spends her time skateboarding with her friends, waiting for the new Carly Rae Jepsen album, and hunting down the best fried pickles in Colorado. Match Point! is her debut graphic novel.