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In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle They were a talented team with a near perfect record But for five straight years, when it came to the crunch of the playoffs, the Amherst Lady Hurricanes a finesse high school girls basketball team of nice girls from a nice town somehow lacked the scrappy, hard driving desire to go all the way Now led by the strong back court of All American Jamila Wideman and three point specialist Jen Pariseau, and playing beyond their personal best, this is their year to prove themselves in the state championships Their season to test their passion for the sport and their loyalty to each other Their time to discover who they really are In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle is the fierce, funny, and intimate look into the minds and hearts of one group of girls and their quest for success and, most important of all, respect



10 thoughts on “In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle

  1. says:

    Was inspired to re read this one recently, almost 20 years after the first time I read it, and wow, will time make you experience a book differently But you already knew that, I hope.I like In These Girls just as much, but for a whole new set of reasons, but mainly the journalism The reporting and the writing, the beautiful depiction of truth as related, remarkably, to both a p


  2. says:

    This book was recommended to me, as a father of girls, a coach of girls basketball, and a resident of Western Massachusetts near where the story is based And sadly, something rubbed me the wrong way about it The story follows a collection of high school girls who play varsity basketball for the Amherst Hurricanes, led by two all American players Jen Pariseau and Jamila Wideman and


  3. says:

    Three stars if you went to UMass in the early 1990s, or have another connection to the Amherst area at that time Three and a half stars if you attended a small seminar class with Blais while she was writing this book If none of those apply to you, you d probably give it two stars.Blais s class, we were reading current contemporary non fiction books, including Friday Night Lights At the


  4. says:

    Reading Amy Bass One Goal last month reminded me of this book which I read over 20 years ago and inspired me to re visit the story The similarities between In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle and One Goal are largely superficial, they are both basically sports stories about teams that lose one year and how they drive themselves to win the next It s a theme in sports journalism as old as sport


  5. says:

    I saw the game I was there, at the Worcester Centrum.Their opponent, Haverhill, won the State championship the prior year, and they would win it the year after But, this time around, Amherst played electrifying basketball and scored a resounding victory.But, do not expect many pages dedicated to The Game.Nopethis is a story of Amherst, each player, their coach and some of their families.Lots o


  6. says:

    you know i wasn t a huge fan of the writing style, as it hung out in a weird limbo between literary narrative and non fiction journalism there was too much description of the quirks of the pioneer valley,than necessary to provide setting that said and done, this book is not good because of its literary prowess it is good because it tells the story of girls strong girls, bold girls, girls who never


  7. says:

    A really good book for any youth coach, woman and or girls advocates, or just person seeking inspiration I loved this book and it made me better at supporting girls and women in sports and business But it s also a good read with compelling characters.


  8. says:

    Four stars for helping me remember what it meant to be an athlete and part of a team Four stars for bringing to life all of the messiness that often precedes great moments Four stars for making the community such an amazing character in story of these young women.


  9. says:

    A great book about over coming challenges Super inspiring


  10. says:

    This book was like coming home a wonderful reminder of all of the reasons that I fell in love with sports.


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