Out of Our League
– Dahlia Adler and Jennifer Iacopelli (editors) –
Feiwel and Friends
Published 23 January 2024
This is a book I have been waiting for for a very long time. An anthology of YA stories about girls and sport.
Out of Our League combines 16 stories about girls and people who identify as female in a wide variety of sports, from golf and archery to wrestling and ice hockey. The characters are just as diverse as the sport choices, and we even get disabled athlete rep, which can often be overlooked.
Some of the stories centred around falling in love with a sport, others were about winning. Some were about finding the family you can only have in teammates, while others addressed issues of racism and misogyny in sport, eating disorders and toxic relationships.
There were so many stand-out stories in this collection that I can’t name them all. I had many favourites and loved the mix of tones, themes and voices.
Edited by Dahlia Adler and Jennifer Iacopelli, this anthology has something for every reader and I can’t wait to add Out of Our League to our school library sport fiction collection.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Category: Young Adult fiction, short stories
Themes: Sport, girls and women, racism, family, friendship, identity,
Reading age guide: Ages 14 and up.
Published: 23 January 2024 by Feiwel and Friends.
Format: Hardcover, ebook. 336 pages.