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A feminist, sex-positive, and hilarious rom-com about a girl in 1970s Chicago trying everything she can to score—on and off the soccer field. It’s 1979—the age of roller skates and feathered bangs, of Charlie’s Angels and Saturday Night Fever—and Susan Klintock is a junior in high school with a lot of sexual fantasies…but not a lot of sexual experience. No boy, at least non A feminist, sex-positive, and hilarious rom-com about a girl in 1970s Chicago trying everything she can to score—on and off the soccer field. It’s 1979—the age of roller skates and feathered bangs, of Charlie’s Angels and Saturday Night Fever—and Susan Klintock is a junior in high school with a lot of sexual fantasies…but not a lot of sexual experience. No boy, at least none she knows, has ever been worth taking a shot on. That is, until Bobby McMann arrives. Bobby is foxy, he’s charming—and he’s also the coach of the brand-new girls’ soccer team at school and totally, 100 percent, completely off limits. But Susan decides she’s going to try out for the team to get close to him anyway. And over the course of an eventful season, she discovers that what she wants might not be what she first expected when Bobby McMann walked in the door—and that figuring out who she is means taking risks, both on and off the pitch. Author Iva-Marie Palmer returns with a fresh, funny, feminist coming-of-age novel about learning to take a shot at the things that truly matter.


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A feminist, sex-positive, and hilarious rom-com about a girl in 1970s Chicago trying everything she can to score—on and off the soccer field. It’s 1979—the age of roller skates and feathered bangs, of Charlie’s Angels and Saturday Night Fever—and Susan Klintock is a junior in high school with a lot of sexual fantasies…but not a lot of sexual experience. No boy, at least non A feminist, sex-positive, and hilarious rom-com about a girl in 1970s Chicago trying everything she can to score—on and off the soccer field. It’s 1979—the age of roller skates and feathered bangs, of Charlie’s Angels and Saturday Night Fever—and Susan Klintock is a junior in high school with a lot of sexual fantasies…but not a lot of sexual experience. No boy, at least none she knows, has ever been worth taking a shot on. That is, until Bobby McMann arrives. Bobby is foxy, he’s charming—and he’s also the coach of the brand-new girls’ soccer team at school and totally, 100 percent, completely off limits. But Susan decides she’s going to try out for the team to get close to him anyway. And over the course of an eventful season, she discovers that what she wants might not be what she first expected when Bobby McMann walked in the door—and that figuring out who she is means taking risks, both on and off the pitch. Author Iva-Marie Palmer returns with a fresh, funny, feminist coming-of-age novel about learning to take a shot at the things that truly matter.

30 review for Gimme Everything You Got

  1. 5 out of 5

    Corina

    Gimme Everything You Got is a YA romance novel set in the late 70s. The book is full of hormones, lust, and sexy daydreams. It’s also about discovering yourself, playing for keeps, and nailing the weak spot. From the beginning the novel was entertaining, funny, thoughtful, and driven by hormonal teenagers. I laughed out loud, chuckled, and rolled my eyes – all at the same time. Also, I was surprised how much more this book had to offer. It wasn’t just about high school girls playing soccer. Althou Gimme Everything You Got is a YA romance novel set in the late 70s. The book is full of hormones, lust, and sexy daydreams. It’s also about discovering yourself, playing for keeps, and nailing the weak spot. From the beginning the novel was entertaining, funny, thoughtful, and driven by hormonal teenagers. I laughed out loud, chuckled, and rolled my eyes – all at the same time. Also, I was surprised how much more this book had to offer. It wasn’t just about high school girls playing soccer. Although soccer played a significant role in this novel. Not only because much of Susan’s thoughts circled around their good looking coach. But also because the soccer playing allowed for team building, finding and discovering personal strength and opportunities. But the heart and soul of this novel were the many interpersonal relationships between teenagers and adults. They were ever changing by finding new grounds, and making new pathways. From beginning to end, the characters evolved. I loved seeing the difference a soccer team can have on teenagers. The sense of belonging and camaraderie. And the character development was just wonderfully done. I was very happy with this book and the audio version. It gave me the feel-good vibe I love so much. I finished the audiobook with a smile on my face. And not just because I could see myself in some of these hormonal teens. Overly dramatic and sex crazed – lol. But also because the characters were at a great point in their lives.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell

    You either die a contemporary or live long enough to see yourself become the historical fiction.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    Oh my god, I totally loved this book! It’s literally the book I needed as teen. It has the unrequited crushes, the raunchy daydreams, the awkward sexual encounters, and really strong cast of female characters who unite to stand up to sexism in sports. A truly great book. I laughed and cringed in equal measure. 100% fearless!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sammi

    AGH! One of my favourite read of 2020!!!! Full review to come.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mary McCoy

    An irreverent, hilarious, raunchy, fearless feminist manifesto. I loved every second of it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    The sporty feminist 70s romp you didn’t know you needed! I loved this book’s take on a historical setting - it offered strong female perspectives naturally that were era-appropriate. Plus, this is truly a coming of age story with sex-positive values. Susan is relatable and funny and figuring out what exactly she wants from her life. And I loved the focus on friendships and changing relationships with her parents while also leaving room for romance. Fun and feminist, sporty and summer-y!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Thindbooks

    *This book was given to me by the publisher to give an honest review in return* I enjoyed this 1970s, feminist, rom-com novel. It's about a girl named Susan who joins her school's soccer team because of the hot soccer coach. Susan learns about herself and discovers what she really loves. I loved this book about how girls can do everything like boys can because some people still don't know that. This book made a lot of sexual references but remember this was written in the 70s setting. It was nice *This book was given to me by the publisher to give an honest review in return* I enjoyed this 1970s, feminist, rom-com novel. It's about a girl named Susan who joins her school's soccer team because of the hot soccer coach. Susan learns about herself and discovers what she really loves. I loved this book about how girls can do everything like boys can because some people still don't know that. This book made a lot of sexual references but remember this was written in the 70s setting. It was nice to see how teenagers act in high school because it is realistic that readers could understand. The main character, Susan, is a fun and loving character. She wants to try to find her prince charming which she thinks is her soccer coach. There were also many amazing supporting characters like Susan's friends, her team, and even her coach. It's one of the main themes and factors of this book because they are the ones who say that girls can do anything and are strong, brave about it. So the characters in this book were amazing. This was a wonderful book and I loved all the girl power in it because some girls need to read that they are strong. This book brightened my day and gave me good laughs. I recommend this to contemporary feminist book fans.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kate O'Malley

    This book was delicious. I positively loved it. I was laughing out loud by page 2. I also did some crying, I’ll admit. Susan is the best kind of MC. So flawed and yet so likable with so many cringey moments and so many heart warming triumphs. I was devastated and uplifted by turns. Love love love! I don’t want to give any spoilers at all so I will just leave it at that.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    This book starts out sort of like Porky's with female leads and ends up being something more. Not my normal genre, but I thought it was a great, feminist coming-of-age story.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Brown

    I loved this book. It reminded me of Are you there god, it’s me Margret by Judy Blume. Then it had all of these references to the70s which I loved. I was born in 1975 so it is very nostalgic. When they mentioned Bozo the clown o smiled so hard. This book is also sexy as these girls began to explore their sexuality. We follow Susan and her friends as they join a new girls soccer team at their school. They are mainly joining because the new coach Bobby is a fox. No one supports their efforts and t I loved this book. It reminded me of Are you there god, it’s me Margret by Judy Blume. Then it had all of these references to the70s which I loved. I was born in 1975 so it is very nostalgic. When they mentioned Bozo the clown o smiled so hard. This book is also sexy as these girls began to explore their sexuality. We follow Susan and her friends as they join a new girls soccer team at their school. They are mainly joining because the new coach Bobby is a fox. No one supports their efforts and the boys and men treat it As a joke. Her parents have divorced because her mother wants to lead a different life and try and make something of herself. Her father is about to remarry a younger woman. I really enjoyed this book. It brought be back to my younger self. I would definitely recommend it.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Caitie

    This was just okay....it didn't wow me and it was terrible. However, I did keep forgetting that it was set in the late 1970s and was only reminded when people would say things like "equal opportunity for women" in sports, etc. The writing was good, but the middle dragged on a little bit. I understand why some will love this book but I feel that, at times, some of the story was a little too focused on sexuality for my taste. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, just not quite what I wanted.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

    I don’t normally like sports stories but this was so well written the 400 pages flew by. I loved the 70s setting reminiscent of Little Darlings and Fast Times at Ridgemont High mixed with Bend It Like Beckham. I loved all the 70s pop culture references though I would’ve liked more description of the clothes. 70’s fashion was so good. The last third of the book involving the wedding and two games against the boys’ team was especially thrilling. This would make a great movie. I’m excited to check I don’t normally like sports stories but this was so well written the 400 pages flew by. I loved the 70s setting reminiscent of Little Darlings and Fast Times at Ridgemont High mixed with Bend It Like Beckham. I loved all the 70s pop culture references though I would’ve liked more description of the clothes. 70’s fashion was so good. The last third of the book involving the wedding and two games against the boys’ team was especially thrilling. This would make a great movie. I’m excited to check out this author’s other works. I received a free e-arc from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Aly

    This was so unexpected but it’s everything that i needed. I absolutely loved it and I’m going to preorder, because I need to own this novel.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    Time to play Two Truths and a Lie. . . Truth #1: I stayed up until midnight finishing this book last night. Truth #2: I had a hard time getting into this one, but I don't think the book was 100% responsible for that. I have been having a terrible time being able to stay attentive to anything during Covid-19. What a terrible waste of free time for a librarian! Truth #3: I know the author. Not like in a pick up the phone text each other kind of way. More in the, she was the exotic older girl with lon Time to play Two Truths and a Lie. . . Truth #1: I stayed up until midnight finishing this book last night. Truth #2: I had a hard time getting into this one, but I don't think the book was 100% responsible for that. I have been having a terrible time being able to stay attentive to anything during Covid-19. What a terrible waste of free time for a librarian! Truth #3: I know the author. Not like in a pick up the phone text each other kind of way. More in the, she was the exotic older girl with long blonde hair from the neighborhood who wore red lipstick in high school. Our paths crossed several times after college and then I decided, as she became published, it was my duty as the local librarian to laud her titles! Okay trick question. . . all three of these are true. I did stay up until midnight reading the last half of the book, I did have a hard time at the beginning because, well my brain is in overdrive, and yes, I know Iva and one more truth: I really ended up loving this book. Let me start with the cover. The pink retro letters are perfection and really play on the 70's setting. It just looked cute on my nightstand. The setting is perfection. The whole book is based on our hometown and with each detail I would just close my eyes and could picture each place she wrote about and delighted at some of the real names she used. The time period was captured with such truth and didn't do that weird thing where every page had to have some reference to something 70's to make it authentic. The characters. Oh Susan. . . her awkwardness, her frustrations, her lusts and uncertainty of life and love. . .I loved it. I loved the supporting characters too. They seemed real and honest and had their own struggles which never complicated the plot but added to it. But what caught me, and really kept me hooked was this what came from one of the overarching conflicts and themes. I am not the, ahem, athlete. My grace, or lack there of, prevents me. But I have been a part of great teams and I loved what happened to these girls as they built upon the team. Their confidence shown through, their support of one another. I can't imagine the struggle that happened in the 70s when no one thought girls could get dirty or be crass or just be hot for a guy. . . or especially play soccer. What a great voice and what a great book for older YA and new adult. Okay Iva Palmer. . . do you have more? Gimme everything you got!!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rajasee Chatterjee

    Set in the 70s, this coming of age story of 17 year old Susie, captures all the highs and lows of adolescence in the backdrop of the rising momentum of women empowerment in USA. Consequently we are taken on a ride through various points of friendship, love and lust alongside Susie, who's struggling to be her own person in the face of conflicting ideals of what a woman should be like. A journey which is all the more difficult for her as she enrolls for the girls soccer team in her school at a tim Set in the 70s, this coming of age story of 17 year old Susie, captures all the highs and lows of adolescence in the backdrop of the rising momentum of women empowerment in USA. Consequently we are taken on a ride through various points of friendship, love and lust alongside Susie, who's struggling to be her own person in the face of conflicting ideals of what a woman should be like. A journey which is all the more difficult for her as she enrolls for the girls soccer team in her school at a time when women playing sports were not viewed kindly, to say the least. An absolutely breathtaking gem of a novel, Gimme Everything You Got is a marvelous historical YA fiction.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Morgan- Nothing Better Than a Book

    DNF @25% for now. Might come back to it later. It's very sexual, and I feel like it's going to end up being just a girl empowerment book about girl sports becoming a thing. While there's nothing wrong with that, it's not the book I'm looking for right now.

  17. 4 out of 5

    geena

    I loved this. True to the era in so many ways - fashion, music, feminism, the name Susan - it was an engaging read that I couldn't put down. Honestly, even if you only have a tangential interest in sports this delivers.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sara (A Gingerly Review)

    This was SO MUCH FUN. I loved this and wish I had something like this to read when I was younger.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Nada

    DNF at 40%. (or in other words, my mental health deserves better and it's time that i stop reading books that don't bring me joy.)

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lesli

    Loved this book! Susan starts as an unmotivated teen, and grows into a young woman who knows what she wants. She makes mistakes on the way, but learns how to be a better friend, a great soccer player, and how to appreciate the gifts of an unconventional family, a hot coach, and reliable friends. I couldn’t put it down, but also didn’t want it to end!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Amber Parr

    It appears to be a typical young adult novel, but it takes place at an older time. The young female protagonist is attracted to a boy who she can't have, but that won't stop her from trying her hardest. She tries things she normally wouldn't all for the boy she likes, but in the process learns to actually like those things. This is an older novel, but it seems like a classic young adult novel. It is a coming of age and feminist book that explores themes of finding the important things in life. O It appears to be a typical young adult novel, but it takes place at an older time. The young female protagonist is attracted to a boy who she can't have, but that won't stop her from trying her hardest. She tries things she normally wouldn't all for the boy she likes, but in the process learns to actually like those things. This is an older novel, but it seems like a classic young adult novel. It is a coming of age and feminist book that explores themes of finding the important things in life. One's original purpose can be changed. I really like the way this author switched up a typical book into more of a progressive novel.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Maria Rose

    Despite being a simple tale of a girl who finds her potential as a soccer player, there are other underlying issues discussed in this book. The year is 1979 in normal for the time suburban town which includes different levels of people in terms of income. This period 1979, was the best of times of suburban living. Women who did progress into going to school past high school did start to enter into different fields of the workforce despite the backlash they faced trying to prove themselves equal Despite being a simple tale of a girl who finds her potential as a soccer player, there are other underlying issues discussed in this book. The year is 1979 in normal for the time suburban town which includes different levels of people in terms of income. This period 1979, was the best of times of suburban living. Women who did progress into going to school past high school did start to enter into different fields of the workforce despite the backlash they faced trying to prove themselves equal to the job. Our main character is Susan, high school junior, with average grades, who has two friends Candance and Tina, with whom she hangs with. Candance has been her friend the longest all the way from kindergarten, but Tina is the friend she does different things with. Candance is a typical girl of that time, no future plans, trying to fit into the fun clubs and trying to get a boyfriend who sticks around. She learns through experience to not give sexual favors to boys to gain their respect. The main story has to do with the arrival of Bobby McCann, who is a newly hired teacher, just graduated from college and is the designated coach for the newly forming all-girls soccer team, because of Title IX legislation which made gender equality mandatory in education, especially collegiate athletics, but it had a long way to go until 1995 when the USL W-League was established creating more professional opportunities for women. By appearance alone, Coach Bobby is a man of dreams for all women, think as a reference to a young Paul Newman, so it wasn't unexpected that close to 60 girls showed up for the first tryouts, but by the time, he was done with the tryouts, only a core group of 15 girls remained. I understand what the girls who dropped out felt because unless you participated in active movement exercise, you weren't fond of it. Girls were not expected to have endurance and stamina, it was ingrained in them to not even try because they were girls. Most of the story pass this point is about how these girls develop an appreciation of their own self-worth and their soccer skills which culminates in a game played against the St Mark's boy's soccer team and the effort this team took to score their goal against an obvious physically bigger team who didn't hesitate to use cheat moves on the field. Susan gains instinct into her potential life goals and strengthens her close friendships with both her friends and gains an actual caring boyfriend along the way. Excellent read.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Georgia

    A rare five stars from me because I just loved this book so much. It’s 1979 and Susan Klintok is a hilarious, honest, and horny 17-year-old who prefers fantasizing about her ideal love interest than dealing with the reality of an actual boy. She may have countless R-rated dreams that have her clutching her thighs together, but in real life she has no idea what she wants to do or be, she’s confused by her parents’ very amicable divorce, and she mostly avoids the subject of boys with her two more A rare five stars from me because I just loved this book so much. It’s 1979 and Susan Klintok is a hilarious, honest, and horny 17-year-old who prefers fantasizing about her ideal love interest than dealing with the reality of an actual boy. She may have countless R-rated dreams that have her clutching her thighs together, but in real life she has no idea what she wants to do or be, she’s confused by her parents’ very amicable divorce, and she mostly avoids the subject of boys with her two more experienced best friends. Sure, the guy who sits in front of her in geometry has a kissable neck, but the rest of him? No thank you. She would like him and his kind to keep their “fulcrums” (her word for crotch) to themselves and their hands off her unevenly sized breasts (thought the right one does have a Farrah Fawcett quality to it.) Then Bobby McMann in very tight gym shorts enters the lunchroom one day with a sign up sheet for the new Title IX-induced women’s soccer team, and she, of course, signs up. What starts as a huge crush becomes a turning point for Susan with a lot of fumbles (good ones and bad) along the way. This book is all about growing into yourself, making mistakes and getting back up, and also dealing with a lot of sexist sh*t. Susan is so lovable and you’ll cringe on her behalf and root for her and her team until the last page.

  24. 5 out of 5

    John Clark

    A feel-good salute to the end of the 1970s that reads like you're playing an emotional pinball machine. Susan is drifting through her junior year along with her two best friends. Her divorced parents get along, something that puzzles her, but both irritate her frequently. She's mastered the art of gratifying her sexual needs, perhaps a bit too well, as every time she considers dating a guy at her school, they pale in comparison to her fantasies. When the school hires Bobby McMann, a hot twenty-s A feel-good salute to the end of the 1970s that reads like you're playing an emotional pinball machine. Susan is drifting through her junior year along with her two best friends. Her divorced parents get along, something that puzzles her, but both irritate her frequently. She's mastered the art of gratifying her sexual needs, perhaps a bit too well, as every time she considers dating a guy at her school, they pale in comparison to her fantasies. When the school hires Bobby McMann, a hot twenty-something, as the new girls' soccer coach, Susan, along with almost every other girl begins drooling. She signs up for the team, mostly because of the fantasies she seems to generate at will, but as the story progresses and practice gets real...and hard, her motivation for staying on the team changes. It manages to survive some very embarrassing moments, not only for her, but for those she's close to. In the end, she's done a lot of growing up and has learned to look at live in a very different way. Read the book to see how that happens. I suspect you'll enjoy it as much as I did. It's a very good choice for libraries valuing strong, but flawed teen girls as protagonists.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    This frank, and at times, LOL-funny book was an enjoyable story set in 1979 about a girl who joins her high school's first-ever girls' soccer team. The only reason Susan and most of the other girls join is because the new teacher/soccer coach is a hottie. Eventually, Susan realizes her fantasies that she has about the coach are unrealistic and she becomes friends with a boy who helps her with her soccer skills. A few cringe-inducing scenes worthy of a John Hughes movie might remind readers of th This frank, and at times, LOL-funny book was an enjoyable story set in 1979 about a girl who joins her high school's first-ever girls' soccer team. The only reason Susan and most of the other girls join is because the new teacher/soccer coach is a hottie. Eventually, Susan realizes her fantasies that she has about the coach are unrealistic and she becomes friends with a boy who helps her with her soccer skills. A few cringe-inducing scenes worthy of a John Hughes movie might remind readers of their own most embarrassing high school moments. For the most part, Susan, is a likeable and relatable character. I didn't like how she treated her friend, Candace. It seemed a little harsh, but then I thought about my high school days and realized that most girls probably treated a friend badly at one time or another. I liked that the girls ended up becoming a cohesive team and grew as they realized their potential as individuals and their potential as young women, in general, in a changing world.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Katherine

    I am rating this book as okay. It just wasn't for me. I was looking forward to reading this book, but it turned out to be different than I expected. This book contained too much rude language and sexual references for me to fully enjoy. From the first pages, the sexual references began, which made it hard for me to get into the story. As I made my way through the book, I could see that the story itself was good and it provided a good message and empowerment for girls. However, if you're going to I am rating this book as okay. It just wasn't for me. I was looking forward to reading this book, but it turned out to be different than I expected. This book contained too much rude language and sexual references for me to fully enjoy. From the first pages, the sexual references began, which made it hard for me to get into the story. As I made my way through the book, I could see that the story itself was good and it provided a good message and empowerment for girls. However, if you're going to read this book, just be aware that the message is surrounded by inappropriate language and actions. I would rate this book 16+ and recommend it only if you are okay with constant sexual language when reading a story. Thank you to the publisher for sending me an advanced reader copy of this book. All thoughts above are my own.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    I’ve decided retro reads are my jam. I just wish we had more of them. This time around I journeyed back to the 70s. It was a decade marked by a different kind of decadence and progression- also one that, admittedly I’ve never been too fond of. In the beginning, I thought this was going to be a surface, hormone fueled romp like the early 80s sex comedies (i.e. Porkies). That being said, I feel like the author did a good job of capturing a 70s feel to what otherwise could have been a contemporary I’ve decided retro reads are my jam. I just wish we had more of them. This time around I journeyed back to the 70s. It was a decade marked by a different kind of decadence and progression- also one that, admittedly I’ve never been too fond of. In the beginning, I thought this was going to be a surface, hormone fueled romp like the early 80s sex comedies (i.e. Porkies). That being said, I feel like the author did a good job of capturing a 70s feel to what otherwise could have been a contemporary coming of age story with a touch of feminism, sportsmanship and first love. It’s interesting (and disheartening) that 40 years have passed and that women are still fighting some stereotypes addressed here. I suppose it’s also why this story resonates, no matter the decade.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Debra

    This book has shades of "Dazed and Confused," if you stretched it out for a whole year and have teenage girls lusting after their high school soccer coach, instead of only each other. Susan Klintock and her female friends and classmates are walking, talking bags of horniness, to the point of not hesitating to crack sexual innuendos within earshot of 20-something coach Bobby McGann, when not dressing in ways to try and capture his attention. But what starts off as a way to simply get close to her This book has shades of "Dazed and Confused," if you stretched it out for a whole year and have teenage girls lusting after their high school soccer coach, instead of only each other. Susan Klintock and her female friends and classmates are walking, talking bags of horniness, to the point of not hesitating to crack sexual innuendos within earshot of 20-something coach Bobby McGann, when not dressing in ways to try and capture his attention. But what starts off as a way to simply get close to her crush leads to Susan wanting to prove herself, in the face of rampant sexism, that girls are indeed talented and strong enough to play what has previously been only a man's game (never mind ancient history). Of course Susan is going to find love in where she least expects it (which we see coming but welcome it nevertheless). For those of us of a certain age, the reference to Bonne Bell lip gloss, Charlie's Angels, and mustard yellow landline telephones, made me smile as waves of nostalgia took hold. A fun read.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Amie Orr

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. In this book we learn not to get to tied up in our own heads. It presents itself as a 70s chick-flick, and is, in a couple ways, but the overall narrative is all about how wrapped up in your own fantasies you can get. I genuinely cared about the characters - all of them, which is so much more impressive that you might think. It's not unrealistic, either. Susan doesn't end up with the fantastical hunk, or miraculously win that ending soccer match. The period-typical misogyny is handled well, too. In this book we learn not to get to tied up in our own heads. It presents itself as a 70s chick-flick, and is, in a couple ways, but the overall narrative is all about how wrapped up in your own fantasies you can get. I genuinely cared about the characters - all of them, which is so much more impressive that you might think. It's not unrealistic, either. Susan doesn't end up with the fantastical hunk, or miraculously win that ending soccer match. The period-typical misogyny is handled well, too. It's disturbingly realistic. Personally, I loved the atmosphere this book whips you up in. You really do believe these people are on the cusp of the 80s, excited for their futures while trying to hold on to their youth, with wonderfully described and intense soccer matches

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sabine

    I’m going to be honest I DREADED reading this book. I personally don’t like reading books about sports because it just doesn’t really draw me in, you know? Anyways, I had received this book as an Advanced Readers Edition from Epic Reads so I felt like it was worth a shot. It was. This was such an amazing book with sooooo many good quotes I can’t even begin to explain how happy I am that I got a chance to read it! Even if you’re not into soccer I think you would still love this book because it is I’m going to be honest I DREADED reading this book. I personally don’t like reading books about sports because it just doesn’t really draw me in, you know? Anyways, I had received this book as an Advanced Readers Edition from Epic Reads so I felt like it was worth a shot. It was. This was such an amazing book with sooooo many good quotes I can’t even begin to explain how happy I am that I got a chance to read it! Even if you’re not into soccer I think you would still love this book because it is SO. FLIPPING. FUNNY. I couldn’t put it down! Don’t be afraid to give it a chance because I promise you won’t regret it!

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