Release Date: 2009
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Bought
After five months of sheer absolute craziness I was going back to being plain old background D.J. In photographs of course I’m always in the background . . .
But it turns out other folks have big plans for D.J. 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 . . .
Readers first fell in love with straight-talking D. J. Schwenk in Dairy Queen; they followed her ups and downs both on and off the court in The Off Season. Now D. J.steps out from behind the free-throw line in this final installment of the Dairy Queen trilogy.
After gobbling the Dairy Queen series up as fast as I possibly could, I’m now a little heartbroken that it’s over. Front and Center was a fantastic ending and just as good as the first two installments. D.J. thinks that things are about to go back to normal for her, but boy is she wrong.
I can’t think of a better ending to such a incredible series. Everything that I wanted to happen did, and then some. D.J. has grown into such an amazing character throughout this series. Really, all the characters did. From her family to Brain Nelson, they all turned out so wonderfully.
D.J. is grappling with college decisions in Front and Center. Along with the usual boy issues. She handles all of it with her usual humor and wit. I know I’ve said it a million times, but I just love D.J. She is on my favorite characters list, you can be sure.
I could ramble about these books for quite awhile, but I’ll spare you. If you haven’t read them yet you are missing out on one of the best YA contemporary series ever written. I could have read 10 more books about D.J. and her family, but I couldn’t be more pleased with the way the series wrapped up.