By: Jo Stanley
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Bonnier Publishing
Published: 1 Sep 2017
ISBN: 9781760409470


Uh-oh! Is that a frog in her throat? Sarah loves to crack jokes but no-one at her new school is laughing not even her first-day buddy, Hanh. Even worse, no-one at Milsborough West Primary surfs and that's Sarah's favourite thing in the world! Sarah is a big fan of Aussie Rules football, but she has never played.

Will coach Shawna let Sarah join the Flyers and be part of the team? PLAY LIKE A GIRL is a celebration of girls kicking goals in the sport they love! This trailblazing new series is proudly brought to you in partnership with the AFLW.


When Sarah’s family move to a new town, Sarah is nervous about starting at a new school. She misses the beach, surfing, and her best friend Caity.

But then her first day buddy Hanh takes her to a footy clinic to meet Katie Brennan and two other players from the Western Bulldogs, and Sarah learns that there is a girls footy team in town called The Flyers. Hanh asks Sarah if she would like to come to training so Sarah agrees to give it a go. Will she make the team or not?

This is the perfect story for all sports mad girls, especially those who love footy.

Wonderful characters and strong themes of friendship and having a go are woven throughout the book.

The series is sure to be a winner with girls in Year 3 and up.

Reviewed by Michelle