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    DescriptionSkirts, Skates, & Scrapes! All the old school skills with a new punk rock attitude Come see The Lone Star Derby Girls Austin's All-Girl Roller Derby League The Holy Rollers vs. The Fight Crew Halftime Concert by the Chimney Sweeps This ain't no cheerleading clinic, y'all! Meet Bliss Cavendar, an indie-rock-loving misfit stuck in the tiny town of Bodeen, Texas. Her pageant-addicted mother expects her to compete for the coveted Miss Bluebonnet crown, but Bliss would rather feast on roaches than be subjected to such rhinestone tyranny. Bliss's escape? Roller Derby. When she discovers a league in nearby Austin, Bliss embarks on an epic journey full of hilarious tattooed girls, delicious boys in bands, and a few not-so-awesome realities even the most hard-core derby chick has to learn.


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    Title
    Whip It
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Shauna Cross
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 234
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312535995
    ISBN 10: 0312535996
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC E4L: PER, NF13+
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
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    BIC subject category V2: YX
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: I-CK
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/SMALL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES
    BIC subject category V2: YFR
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039190
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CURR/LANGAR
    B&T General Subject: 218
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/TEXAS
    B&T Approval Code: X11824000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039000
    B&T Approval Code: X13100100
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    Ingram Theme: CTHD/LANGAR
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    BISAC V2.8: JUV032130, JUV014000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.5.8.0.0
    LC classification: PZ7.C88275 Wh 2009
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    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Palgrave USA
    Imprint name
    Square Fish
    Publication date
    15 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Shauna Cross's "Whip It" was named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and Quick Pick for Young Adults, a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. It is now a major motion picture directed by Drew Barrymore. Cross is a screenwriter and a member of the Los Angeles Derby Dolls roller derby league. She skates under the name "Maggie Mayhem." She grew up in Austin, Texas, and now lives in Los Angeles.
    Review quote
    "The novel shines in describing the dashing world of roller derby, where the players are hot and have nasty names like Dinah Might, Eva Destruction and Princess Slaya. [Shauna Cross shows] naked enthusiasm for the edgy, underground sport."--"Publishers Weekly" "This first-time author combines roller-skating and coming-of-age with a sardonic heroine to create an enjoyable, quick read. Whether Bliss is battling menacing derby mavens or discovering the perils of lying to parents, she is quirky and likeable despite her prickly exterior. . . . Fans of Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicolson books will be pleased with this American counterpart."--"Voice of Youth Advocates" "Sharp humor dominates this entertaining debut from Cross, who weaves her own experience with roller derby into the fun and traumas of a small-town girl experiencing major rebellion. . . . plenty of laughs and adolescent insights . . . exuberant and insightful."--"Kirkus Reviews" "Roller derby . . . is conveyed with sexy, enthusiastic energy that injects the whole novel with a warm and authentic vibe."--"The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"