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Throw Like a Girl

Friday Night Lightsmeets Morgan Matson's The Unexpected Everything in this contemporary debut where swoonworthy romance meets underdog sports story.

When softball star Liv Rodinsky throws one ill-advised punch during the most important game of the year, she loses her scholarship to her fancy private school, her boyfriend, and her teammates all in one fell swoop. With no other options, Liv is forced to transfer to the nearest public school, Northland, where she'll have to convince its coach she deserves a spot on the softball team, all while facing both her ex and the teammates of the girl she punched… Every. Single. Day.

Enter Grey, the injured star quarterback with amazing hair and a foolproof plan: If Liv joins the football team as his temporary replacement, he'll make sure she gets a spot on the softball team in the spring. But it will take more than just a flawless spiral for Liv to find acceptance in Northland's halls, and behind that charismatic smile, Grey may not be so perfect after all.
With lovable characters and a charming quarterback love interest, Throw Like a Girl will have readers swooning from the very first page.

Trade Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780316529495

Regular Price $11.99

Regular Price $15.99 CAD

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About the Author

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Sarah Henning is a recovering sports journalist who has worked for The Palm Beach PostKansas City Star and Associated Press, among others. When not writing, she runs ultra-marathons, hits the playground with her two kids, and hangs out with her husband Justin. Sarah lives in Lawrence, Kansas, hometown of Langston Hughes, William S. Burroughs, and a really good basketball team. She is the author of Sea Witch and Throw Like a Girl, and invites you to visit her online at sarahhenningwrites.com.

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From NOVL Nation

“I loved our main character, Liv, who was so headstrong and determined. She was a great narrator and I loved seeing her perspective.”

—Shelby, @123sccshelby

“I found the characters endearing and memorable and just a shade away from perfect (especially Grey) in a way that seemed authentic. I love a good high school feel-good sports story (hello, Friday Night Lights!) so this really hit a sweet spot for me.”

—Jamie, @jamiereads8

“The romance was also totally swoon-worthy (and clean), which is fantastic in a YA novel. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a contemporary YA read with some romance and sports elements. This is a sweet and charming read from start to finish with some truly incredible characters.”

—Olivia, @onemused

“I thought Henning nailed the family dynamics and I appreciated what a key part of the story Liv’s family was.”

—Jamie, @jlew8