Dairy Queen – Catherine Gilbert Murdock

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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.

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.

I really liked Dairy Queen.  D.J. is one of those characters that you just make an instant connection with…you want things to work out for her.  I also really liked her brother, Curtis.  There’s just something special about this family, though they have NO idea how to relate to each other.  A really good story of getting to know and accept yourself.       – Jessica, Teen Librarian

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