A graphic novel about friendship, belonging and feeling
comfortable in your own skin!
Trying out for middle school cheerleader means: performing in
the giant school gym, with the whole school watching, and risking
total humiliation. If Christina can make it through this, she can
make it through anything.
As one of the only Asian American kids in her small Texas town,
Christina just wants to fit in. Luckily, her best
friend, Megan, who is Iranian American, can totally relate. The
two girls have always been inseparable and relish creating elaborate
fantasy worlds together.
But middle school is a reality-check, and suddenly popularity
is way more important than playing pretend. When cheerleading tryouts
are announced, Christina and Megan literally jump at the chance
to join the squad.
But does fitting in actually equal belonging? Will they survive
the terrifying tryouts? And most importantly, will their friendship
withstand the pressures of heated competition and rivalry?
Hilarious and heartfelt, The Tryout is Christina
Soontornvat's personal story, sure to make you laugh, cry, and
From two-time Newbery Honoree and Kirkus Prize winner
Christina Soontornvat, and stellar new talent, Joanna Cacao
Perfect for fans of New Kid, Rollergirl, and Real
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