Things were simple for netball nerd Grace Parker at primary school. She was captain of her school team - and with her best friends, Stella and Mia, by her side, they won the grand final. Back then, her biggest problem was persuading her parents to buy her tickets to see Friday at Five, the world's hottest boy band.
But high school's a whole new story... Grace's greatest rival on the court, Amber Burns, just made the same netball team as her. Her twin brother, Gus, is devastated he didn't make the A-grade AFL side. Her older brother, Tyler, is ignoring her. And as if that wasn't enough for a 13-year-old girl to handle, gorgeous aspiring rockstar Sebastian King is suddenly paying her a lot of attention.
Grace Parker lives and breathes netball. She’s the captain of her school team and an avid Adelaide Thunderbirds fan. Grace and her best friends Mia and Stella are about to start high school, and they are all nervous about what this will bring.
Will they still be able to play netball together? How will they handle Amber and her friends who seem determined to hate them? Most of all, what do they know about dealing with boys?
This is a wonderful novel for young girls who love sport, with some real-life situations to deal with. It is full of laughter, friendship, family and growing up. The novel is perfect for all Year 7 students, just starting their own journey through high school.
Reviewed by Michelle