Title: Meet Julie Series: American Girls: Julie #1
Author: Megan McDonald
Julie Albright doesn t want to
move away from her San Francisco neighborhood near Chinatown, even if her new
apartment is just a few miles away. Moving means leaving her best friend, Ivy,
and her pet rabbit, Nutmeg. Worst of all, it means leaving Dad, now that her
parents are divorced. Julie tries to make the best of her new situation by
joining the school s basketball team, but the coach won t allow girls to play.
She learns that it s up to her to make positive changes in her new school - and
her new life. The "Looking Back" section discusses the women s
movement, divorce, and other issues of the turbulent 1970s.
Meet Julie is about a young girl whose parents are getting a
divorce and her dad is hardly around anymore. She and her older sister move in
with her mother, while her dad stays in the same house they’ve lived in for a
long time. Julie has to start a new school without her best friend, and she’s
finding it hard to adjust to her new life.
She decides to try out for the boys basketball team since
there isn’t one for girls, but the coach says she can’t be on the team because
she’s a girl. Julie knows that’s not right, and she will do everything she can
to try get him to change his mind.
This book was a really great addition to the American Girl
collection. I love Julie’s story, and how she went through so much, but still
held strong. This wasn’t just about one issue for her, it was about a lot of
different issues, and I adored that.
The whole plot line was great, and all of the characters
were wonderful as well! I can’t wait to read more about Julie!