“This is a lovely book about friendship, which goes beyond boundaries, and the miracle of working together and never giving up.
I didn't read the first book in this series, but it isn't really necessary. The first chapter dives right into the colorful personalities of the three girls and makes it clear that they are a trio which can't be ignored. The support they offer each other is simply inspiring and shows that with cleverness, perseverance and patience, even the seemingly impossible can be achieved. Even for a group of ten-year-olds.
This is a book which will inspire middle graders and show them that they can make a difference. The plot moves along at a steady pace, never leaving moments of boredom. Especially the dialogue and character interaction draws in, and leaves these three girls feeling as if they were the reader's friends. The theme of sports is refreshing as well as the slightly historic setting. And of course, there's tons of girl power.
Summed up, middle graders will have no trouble sympathizing with this trio and are sure to enjoy their adventures.
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.” Tonja Drecker