“A practice girl is someone you practice, you know, hooking up with.” “So you don’t get emotionally attached and you aren’t going to ever get in a relationship with them .”
“It’s me. It’s always me. Because I want to know what it’s like to fall into someone and have them fall back with equal intensity, I fall absolutely everywhere.”
Josephine Beckett lives and breathes wrestling thanks to her dad, who passed away unexpectedly when Jo was 13. She’s now a senior in high school and manager of the boy’s wrestling team until word gets out that she’s the “practice girl”. Jo then realizes she’s worth more than that and becomes a part of the wrestling team to show the boys she’s no one’s practice.
As a mom I have so many thoughts about this book including being absolutely horrified that this is even a thing. This book contains an important message that every teenager should hear…everyone deserves to be seen, heard and loved.