Spinelli's treatment of difficult gender, physical growth, and physical attraction issues exacerbated by extraordinary circumstances works because humor is his powerful tool. She has a wrestling match the next day, and her goal is to stay in the match for more than 1 period. Then Maisie does the unpredictable: she joins the junior high boy's wrestling team. He helps youth explore awkward situations without making judgments for us by focusing on the funny aspects of situations. She wins some of her matches but most of her opponents because they don't think it's right for a girl to wrestle a boy. Tank runs home and almost gets hit by a snowplow.
She brags to Maisie that she gets to be by Eric and cheer while he is playing football. But just how wrong was it? I would recommend this book to this book to both males and females in my group because for the females it brings out a great deal of emotions in us that we would have never thought could be felt by only reading a book, and for the males i would recommend it because it gives them a taste of just how hard it was and still is to be a female. Originally hoping to join cheerleading, Maisie barely misses the cut, so in order to get closer to her middle school crush she joins the wrestling team. I'm eventually going to have to collect all of his work. My students don't seem to think it's any big deal, for a girl to wrestle, but I can remember when it was unheard of, and can imagine parents saying many of the things the newspaper reports in this story. Can Masie be a champion? I think I read this all in one night.
She gets made fun of for calling one of the boy wrestlers a chicken for not wrestling her. And how lucky did Maisie get at the end of the story? Jerry Spinelli can make you think along lines that you never thought would resonate within you. Just finished this excellent young adult story. So instead of being very upset with not making cheerleading Maisie decided to go out for wrestling Eric did wrestling! This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. During her match she reaches her goal but is losing 2-1, during the final period she loses with 3 seconds left. When the boys start to wrestle her she loses. When they got back into school the next year Maisie tried out for Cheerleading and thought she would make it, but she didn't.
Spinelli wrote this in 1991, when girls were just beginning to break into sports that had been the bastions of boys only for so long. She can't ask Eric out because he's dating Lizard Liz Lamphly, her arch enemy. If you just read this, it's only going to ruin the book for you. The coach had to have a talk with Maisie and her parents, and Maisie learned just because she was a girl she wouldn't get any special treatment. How ever I'm not the guy who stops reading a book half-way through.
I'm betting on no: She'll become better friends with Tina, and Tina will talk her into playing basketball again. The main character, Maisie, doesn't make the cheerleading team, so she tries out for wrestling with a bunch of boys, and she's the only girl. In pursuit of her first crush, Maisie joins the wrestling team, to the horror of her school and even her best friend. I really liked it, and even have a couple favorite part- read it and find out! At times it got to gooey to romantic. It may not be migrant farm workers under an oppressive regime, but it is utterly compelling to anyone who themselves has faced the battle of living in modern times. Once Eric and Lizard break up, Maisie and Eric go on a date but she goes home early because Eric is taking things to fast.
Cappelli, does't think that she'll stay on the team for a long time so, he makes her do hard warmups and exercises and says mean things to her so she will quit. How many boys would expect to identify with a girl who wants to try out for the wrestling team? When Maisie gets to Ms. After that nobody wants to wrestle her. However it left me a bit confused as to if she stayed in wrestling for eric or not? Anyway, it's a cute book with a good message, about not giving up and not conforming to societal standards she's the only girl on her schools wrestling team , following your heart etc. Capelli, and Tank This book is about a girl named Maisie who was at the pool one day and was talking to a boy named Eric Delong and she fell in love with him as she thought! In elementary school, I came across this book through odd means.
She thought one of the reasons she didn't make it was because one of the girls on the squad was Liz and Liz didn't like Maisie at all also Maisie didn't like Liz because Eric liked Liz! She finally gets a date with Eric because Eric and Lizard broke up. Then she joins the wrestling team because Eric Delong is on the team she likes Eric. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Maisie is a natural athlete but is the only girl on the team. In elementary school, I came across this book through odd means. After his high school football team won a big game, his classmates ran cheering through the streets — all except Spinelli, who went home and wrote a poem about the victory.
She gets put down at first by her coach, who just wants to give her a taste of what he knows she will be getting but eventually accepts her as part of the team. Everybody is talking about Maisie and there are a hundred rumors going around about her. She gets put down at first by her coach, who just wants to give her a taste of what he knows she will be getting but eventually accepts her as part of the team. She starts wrestling and when she starts wrestling in matches the boys forfeit to her. Description Last year, Masie Potter was voted most outstanding seventh grade female athlete. Strickland has to say to her is that there was no mistake and that she was sorry that Maisie didn't make the team.
Maisie was able to grab him before he was hit by the snowplow, which saved him from getting hurt. Co-ed sports are much more common these days than they were when I first read this book as a middle schooler. She finally gets a boy to wrestle her and loses but she was happy just to wrestle. She tries to talk to Eric, but Liz or Lizard as Maisie calls her, makes it as difficult as possible for Maisie to talk to him, because Liz and Eric are dating. I would reccommend it to absolutely everyone! The story is about a girl named Maisie Potter who joins her school's wrestling team. Each time, I find myself breathlessly caught up at the climaxes of his stories, caring deeply for the people that he has created, because they have become so vividly alive to me.