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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (569 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jerry Spinelli Narrator: Julie Dretzin Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Last year, Masie Potter was voted most outstanding seventh grade female athlete. She is a super basketball player. But last summer, she developed a crush on classmate Eric Delong. Now her priorities have changed. She will do anything to be near Eric - even join the wrestling team. From the first, Masie gets opposition and antagonism from all sides: friends, classmates, teachers. Soon, her place on the team isn't about Eric any more. It's about determination, discipline, and perseverance. As Masie struggles against opponents on the mat, she must also deal with cruel jeers and taunts in the halls. Can Masie be a champion? Jerry Spinelli has written many popular books for young readers, including Space Station Seventh Grade and Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?. With a solid talent for creating realistic characters and dialog, he is sure to have listeners cheering for the feisty Masie as she wrestles with some of the tougher issues of peer pressure. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassidy | 2/15/2014

    " It was really funny, and it reminds me of some of my friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 2/9/2014

    " better than i thought it was going to be "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 12/29/2013

    " Maisie loves sports and is not afraid of trying new things. When she falls hard for a wrestler she decides to go out for the team. She meets heavy opposition from the other wrestlers, students, her family and friends. Is all this trouble worth it? Does Maisie have what it takes to stick it out for the season? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yashoda Sampath | 12/28/2013

    " this is definitely the book that made me curious about more adult things (teenage things like boys even!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brook | 12/10/2013

    " I read this book so many times. It was a perfect companion for the Babysitter's Club series that I was reading at that age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rabia | 11/26/2013

    " I like reading Jerry Spinelli books and this book was good. I read in 6th grade for a book report. my math teacher had assigned it to me. i didnt want 2 read it but. when i did it was good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April Hart | 10/29/2013

    " I thought this book was funny. I could imagine the boy's faces when they had to face maisie on the wrestling mat. I loved the fact the author took a female and put her in a nontraditional situation. I think any young adult; both male and female would enjoy reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Drew | 10/9/2013

    " my affection for this book is probably outsized. it's very good, almost as good as the classic maniac magee, but I really really loved this book. I must have read it over 20 times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 9/22/2013

    " I read this many years ago and as I recall I thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elora | 5/1/2013

    " Loved it it was awesome!!!!!! I love Jerry Spinelli!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maya | 9/20/2012

    " Funny. Good writing style, great characters and even better plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheer | 8/2/2012

    " i didnt want it to end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina Sutton | 7/22/2012

    " I remember reading this in middle school and loved it. I remember re-reading it a couple more times because I loved it so. Such a great story of girl who doesn't let anything get in her way of being on a boy's wrestling team. I would have never had the guts to do that ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 5/19/2012

    " Jerry Spinelli's amazing ability to speak to the heart, no matter what age level he is writing to, definitely shines through this book. I loved it and found myself relating to the tomboy protagonist, even though I can't necessarily relate to a girl who wants to join the wrestling team. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RiLeIgH | 4/1/2012

    " it ok its better than secrect garden "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 11/19/2011

    " This book was okay, but not the best! You should read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlyn | 9/27/2011

    " This book totally rocks! It shows that girls can do anything boys can do or vise versa!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elly | 9/18/2011

    " Great pre-teen/teen book. Just read it to my class after having it read aloud to my own 5th grade class... always love it, over and over again! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wendy Baker | 7/26/2011

    " My least favorite Spinelli by far. Maybe good for a reluctant reader, but the themes are fluff compared with some of this other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 5/18/2011

    " better than i thought it was going to be "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rabia | 4/26/2011

    " I like reading Jerry Spinelli books and this book was good. I read in 6th grade for a book report. my math teacher had assigned it to me. i didnt want 2 read it but. when i did it was good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yashoda | 6/3/2010

    " this is definitely the book that made me curious about more adult things (teenage things like boys even!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/4/2010

    " my affection for this book is probably outsized. it's very good, almost as good as the classic maniac magee, but I really really loved this book. I must have read it over 20 times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ThatStalkerGirlBehindYouWhoIsAlsoACreeper *Sklip* | 11/21/2009

    " This book was amazingly funny. Jerry Spenelli writes such funny romances. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elora | 10/3/2009

    " Loved it it was awesome!!!!!! I love Jerry Spinelli!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheer | 8/17/2009

    " i didnt want it to end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassidy | 7/10/2009

    " It was really funny, and it reminds me of some of my friends. "

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About the Author
Author Jerry Spinelli

Jerry Spinelli discovered his calling in 1957 when his high school football team won a big game. The town celebrated and his fellow students raced through the streets, but Jerry sneaked back home and marked the occasion in his own way. He wrote a poem. Later the town newspaper published it. He has been a writer ever since. Married to Eileen Spinelli, who is also a writer, Jerry was for many years an editor for the Chilton Company. Now a full-time writer, he lives in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. His immensely popular books include Space Station Seventh Grade, Jason and Marceline, Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?, and Maniac Magee, which has won more than fifteen state children’s book awards in addition to the Newbery Medal.

About the Narrator

Julie Dretzin is an actress, who has appeared in Breaking Bad and several motion pictures, including the film adaptation of Alex Flinn’s Beastly.