Throw Like a Girl (Hardcover)

By Sarah Henning

Poppy, 9780316529501, 368pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

Friday Night Lights meets 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 well-drawn characters and a charming quarterback love interest who's got brains as well as brawn, Throw Like a Girl will have readers swooning from the very first page.


About the Author

Sarah Henning is a recovering sports journalist who has worked for The Palm Beach Post, Kansas City Star and Associated Press, among others. When not writing, she runs ultramarathons, 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.


Praise For Throw Like a Girl

Praise for Throw Like a Girl:
"Determination and grit mixed perfectly with sass and humor on every turn of the page. With mistakes come lessons, and this story tells it in a way that everyone can relate to."—Abbi Glines, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Praise for Sea Witch:
"Deftly transforming a fairy tale into a richly layered exploration of culture and relationships."—Publishers Weekly

"This spin on The Little Mermaid is full of plot twists and heart-in-throat action. Fans of twisted fairy tales will find plenty to love."—Booklist

"Mystery and wonder abounds in Sea Witch, and I fell in love with Evie's sharpness and her strong sense of self. Prepare to be lost in these pages for hours on end."—Renée Ahdieh, New York Times No. 1 bestselling author of The Wrath & the Dawn

"Henning's dive into Little Mermaid lore is equal parts dark and tantalizing. Like the sea it sings of, this story has a strong pull. I found myself unable to set it down!"—Ryan Graudin, award-winning author of Wolf by Wolf