Girls Can't Hit

Girls Can't Hit

T S Easton,

Girls Can't Hit

Hot Key Books, 2017

ISBN 9781471406102

11-14 Shortlist 2018

 

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Who Wrote It?

Tom Easton writes lots of books for all ages and under different pseudonyms. His children’s books include Boys Don’t Knit, Pirate Pals and Our House. His adult books include Resonance, Hav3n and Seven Second Delay. Subject matter covered in these and his other books includes teenage agony aunts, vampires and pandemics (but not all in the same book).

In 2015, Boys Don’t Knit received a Carnegie Medal nomination as well as being shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards.  

What's It About?

There are a few things Fleur Waters never dreamed she’d find herself doing….

  1. Scoring a goal in hockey
  2. Dressing as a Saxon peasant
  3. Climbing into a boxing ring

Life is full of surprises and so, it turns out, is Fleur. This is a warm and witty story about friendship, feminism and throwing the perfect punch!

Fact File

As well as being an author, Tom’s other job is to be a production manager for United Kingdom publisher Hachette Children’s Books. He is married and lives with his wife, their three children and two cats in Surrey in the South of England.

Tom’s online presence includes:

Website: www.tomeaston.co.uk

Twitter (for adults, too): @TomEaston

Your Reviews

Deia from roundhay school:

This book was awsome! it shows feminism and is about a girl trying to prove to people she can box. i love how some parts are funny and though she struggles it works out for her but not how she expects it! i loved the ending and the friendship going on throughout the book! and it really proves that girls CAN hit!👧💪

Deia gave Girls Can't Hit 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Ink by Alice Broadway.

Evan from King James's School:

I enjoyed this book because it's all about self-motivation and I want to encourage people to motivate themselves and achieve their best. My favourite character is Blossom because she is a feminist and I personally believe in what she believes. Blossom is a strong, determined character and will always do what she feels is right. I could connect to all characters. All in all a really great read, I would recommend it to everyone.

Evan gave Girls Can't Hit 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird.

Ella from Benton Park:

This is quite a decent book about feminism, and determination. It's very heartwarming and inspirational. The further I got into the book, the more I enjoyed it, so I'd encourage you to keep going with it. It is definitely a book for people of age 11-14 (the category it's in), as it isn't particularly hard to read, however it has some strong language in it. The only reason I'd say I didn't rate it 5 stars was because I found it a little too easy to read. I'm used to books that tend to challenge me, intellectually and with my endurance skills, but I found this book flowed into each part and then fit together nicely at the end. I'm not really into that, but many other people are, which I understand. In general, I think the book is good, but not great.

Ella gave Girls Can't Hit 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Ink by Alice Broadway.