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  The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Review by: Haley H.
Texas, Grade 10

The Off Season was a book full of different types of dreams, family relationships, and all sorts of conflicts. I like how it was very detailed in those aspects, though sometimes having so many different conflicts and stories coming from all the different characters were kind of confusing. I really liked one of the book's lessons, of

On a scale of 1-5 I would probably rate The Off Season a 3 (kept my interest, but probably won't read again). I liked it, but I wouldn't say it was a favorite. Sometimes Murdock would spend too much time on certain minor events or details that veered off the main story, so at times the book lost my interest. Although, when the book went on from the dragging beginning i could really relate to the issues that D.J. ran into, like her injury holding her back from playing and all the pain that came from her relationship with Brian. I like that the author could put so many different kinds of conflicts and in one story so that all different kinds of people (boys/girls, preteen/teen) can find something to relate to. So I think that this is a read for almost anyone! The only thing I wasn't so impressed with was the grammar. I felt like as a 10th grader that it was a long story, but the basic grammar made it sort of a basic quick read; I probably could have read it as a middle schooler just as well.

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