Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Summary of Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock:

When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.

Harsh words indeed, from Brian Nelson of all people. But, D.J. can’t help admitting, maybe he’s right. When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said. Stuff like why her best friend, Amber, isn’t so friendly anymore. Or why her little brother, Curtis, never opens his mouth. Why her mom has two jobs and a big secret. Why her college football-star brothers won’t even call home. Why her dad would go ballistic if she tried out for the high school football team herself. And why Brian is so, so out of her league.

When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said. Welcome to the summer that fifteen-year-old D.J. Schwenk of Red Bend, Wisconsin, learns to talk, and ends up having an awful lot of stuff to say. (Source:Goodreads)

My Review of Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock:

D.J. is one crazy awesome MC. She ain’t smart and she ain’t pretty (her opinions), but she sure has a personality. I love seeing things through her eyes, and I can’t wait to read the other two books in the Dairy Queen trilogy!

She works on a farm, and all the inside looks at farm life are hilarious. They’re also real. I love how descriptive and detailed they were, you can really picture her working in the barn or loading the hay truck! I come from a family of farmers, so I really appreciated that part of the book. Catherine Gilbert Murdock nailed it.

I’m not sure what I think about Mr. Brian Nelson. I do think he and D.J. have chemistry, but do I like or trust him? I’m gonna withhold my final word on that one.  I haven’t decided yet.

I don’t really like D.J.’s parents much. They sure don’t seem to mind loading her up with way too many huge responsibilities. Hopefully she’ll catch a break and be able to act like a teenager at some point in the future!

The fact that she plays football is pretty incredible, she is a tough lady. She doesn’t let much intimidate her, and she majorly kicks some butt. Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock is definitely a fun, quick read and I’m glad I picked it up!

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Ashley January 27, 2011, 4:47 am

    I'm so glad to hear you liked this one! I've been wanting to read it for a long time, but just haven't gotten around to picking it up yet. Great review! I'm looking forward to this one and if the third book has been released, I'll have to make this a priority read!

  • Tammy January 27, 2011, 4:57 am

    Great review. I have one and two of the series sitting on my dusty TBR pile. Can't wait to jump into the first one and compare notes!

  • Melissa (i swim for oceans) January 28, 2011, 3:12 pm

    This sounds so fun and cute…I definitely love stronger characters, so I'm glad I found your review for this! I definitely want to read it now 🙂


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