Michigan vs. the Boys is a mature exploration --- with no sugarcoating --- of some of the struggles a female goes through playing male-dominated sports. A must-read for those who want to break down barriers in sport. - Cassie Campbell-Pascall, the only Canadian Captain, male or female, to lead two Olympic hockey teams to Gold
Michigan vs. The Boys is a powerful story about a girl who's strong enough to play the game, and, more importantly, do the hard thing and stand up for what's right. - Sara Biren, author of Cold Day in the Sun
... an exhilarating run, as debut author Allen creates a wonderfully authentic hockey world. - Kirkus Reviews
The book's power comes from highlighting the pain and abuse that barrier-breaking women endure in a male-driven field ... - Booklist
Carrie Allen achieves the hat trick in her debut novel, scoring with a humorous and heartfelt writing style, a tough-as-nails heroine any reader would be proud to champion, and a solidly-constructed story that honestly examines the costs and benefits of taking a stand. A much 'bigger' book than I expected going in, this is a must-read for all adolescents - not just hockey fans - about navigating difficult choices in life and deciding when enough is enough. Bonus points for a super sweet romance that proves nice guys don't always finish last! - Karole Cozzo, author of How to Say I Love You Out Loud
This timely sports story is an uncomfortable read but a necessary one ... - School Library Journal
Michigan's battle is universal as well as personal, and its empowering message is one that speaks to any girl trying to prove that, yes, indeed, girls can. - CM Magazine
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