Plot Summary: After five months of sheer absolute craziness, D.J. Schwenk was going back to being in the background. But it turns out other folks have big plans for her. Like her coach. College scouts. All the town hoops fans. A certain Red Bend High School junior who's keen for romance and karaoke. Not to mention Brian Nelson, who she should not be thinking about! Who she is done with, thank you very much. But who keeps showing up anyway...
I loved both DAIRY QUEEN and THE OFF SEASON because of one person: DJ Schwenk. She’s such a great character, and I relate to her on so many levels. So, when I heard about the release of FRONT AND CENTER, I snapped up an ARC.
I wasn’t disappointed. I read it in one sitting, and laughed so hard my sides ached! DJ is her same old self – gifted in some things and absolutely horrible in others. Which is partly why I like her so much.
This time, her story revolves around basketball, and the Schwenk trait of not talking. DJ has never had any trouble acknowledging her weaknesses, but she does have trouble overcoming them. But, in order to get what she wants, she will have to face and overcome her biggest weakness yet. And that makes for a very interesting story, with lots of character growth.
This was such a fun story, just like the other two DJ books, and one I definitely recommend.