Fresh off of a bad breakout and drowning in school Maisie and Jennifer find themselves in the most unlikely of places, roller derby. As they journey from being fresh-meat to being on their own teams they also find the confidence, adventure and friends their lives were missing.
From the first day of Fresh Meat Orientation for the Eastside Roller Girls, Jennifer and Maisie knew they’d be fast friends. But when they’re drafted to different teams, the pull of competition — and their increasingly messy personal lives — threaten to drive them apart. In roller derby you take your hits, get back up, and learn how to be a better jammer, a better blocker, a better lover, and a better friend. Derby can heal your heart . . . but it might break a bone or two in the process.
Genre: Slice of Life
Cis girls: Maisie, Jennifer
Not mentioned in the book.
Trigger Warnings: Violence, hitting, swearing, drinking.