Title: The Season
Author: Jonah Lisa Dyer, Stephen Dyer
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Publication Date: July 12, 2016
Publisher: Viking Children’s
Megan is a hundred percent focused on soccer and her dreams of the national team—box jumps, burpees, laps, she can do it all. But then her mother secretly enters her in the state’s most prestigious debutante season and she’s furious. Megan has a month to prove herself, splitting time between bench pressing and ballroom dance lessons. Only upside to being a deb, the parties. Despite not being one for makeup and gowns, the guys at the events might make being a deb worth Megan’s time. But that’s before she gets wrapped up with an insufferable young millionaire, ends up in a class with ten year olds, and throws a punch.
You all don’t know how excited I was when I found out about this book a couple months ago. First, ya’ll might not know this but I love anything soccer related, I actually played for like thirteen years. But this has soccer and debutantes, so it sounded like an amazing book version of She’s the Man—I love that movie and if you haven’t seen it you should watch it like now. And the more I read it, the more the book turned into like a Pride and Prejudice inspired story. So this book from the start really just has two things I love and that alone has me liking it.
Megan—our protagonist—is a college soccer player with dreams of making the national team. She is kind of the more stereotypical like tough tomboy sports girl, which I’m kind of eh about but like she evolves a little and honestly yeah that is what some female athletes are like so I wasn’t 100% sure. I also wished we got some more of her doing some like real serious soccer training just because that’s something I like. Anyway, I did enjoy her. Megan has a soft side for her dad, her twin sister, and their ranch but besides that like I said she is pretty tough. She is stubborn and determined and those traits really keep her going. She also has a really sarcastic sense of humor, which was one of my favorite things about her. Continue reading