My body suuuucks. After lounging around on my butt all summer (okay, so maybe that was my bad), this body decided to become something completely foreign. So now I’m trying to make the track team and I feel like I’m a baby learning to walk again.
A couple pounds wouldn’t have been so bad. Work those off, run like a mad woman, no problem, yeah? But no. I’ve also developed a couple of things that I definitely didn’t have before. And now my guy friends are all sitting in a pool of drool as they not-so-subtly stare at my chest.
Combine all that drama with the fact that the new track coach is getting major flack for being a little chunky, and all I’m trying to do is convince the team that I’m not running slower because of her coaching style.
Oh, and did I mention that I’m totally falling face-first in “like” with some guy I met in a cemetery? And no one understands it just because he’s also a little chunky. But he’s also adorable and wonderfully weird and I don’t care what they say, his look sure does it for me.
But… I don’t know… how can I be in “like” with someone, when I have no clue how to like myself anymore?
You Can't Catch Me begins when Ginger starts school again. She's ready for track for the most, but the problem is she had a lot of changes happen to her body over the summer, and some of them aren't so good. Now, when she starts to hate her body she's having a really tough time trying to compete in track and handle all the new attention she's receiving from her guy friends.
But there is one good thing in this pile of issues she's dealing with, the boy at the cemetery.
This book was very funny, and a very sweet coming-of-age/coming-into-your-body type of story. I adored the whole plot line, and I loved the heroine and hero together. They made the book extra funny, and extremely interesting.