Set in the coastal town of Danvers, Massachusetts, where the accusations began that led to the 1692 witch trials, We Ride Upon Sticks follows the 1989 Danvers High School Falcons field hockey team, who will do anything to make it to the state finals—even if … "We Ride Upon Sticks . Upcoming 2020, 2021 & Beyond Book Releases Straight To Your Inbox! As narrated by the 11 members of the Danvers Falcons women’s varsity field hockey team in 1989 and in the more enlightened present …
We Ride Upon Sticks is a novel that captures the giddy fun of your favorites—the wild parties and the teased bangs, the outsiders with the witty one-liners and the thrill of winning the big game—but it also breaks apart the myths of ’80s teen tropes by putting the story in context. When Does We Ride Upon Sticks Come Out? In 1989, the Danvers Falcons, a high school field hockey team, are on a losing streak. . They write their names in a notebook bearing the likeness of Emilio Estevez and wear a raggedy blue tube sock around their arms to mark their pact to an "alternative god" (as termed by team member Heather Houston), which also includes an agreement to follow "any urges you might get all the way to the end no matter what." Something went wrong. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. So beautifully written, wryly comic, and if you have any familiarity with Danvers/Salem MA, or are interested in the Salem Witch Trials, more the better. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. In her second novel, “We Ride Upon Sticks,” Quan Barry ventures into virgin territory — literally. New Book Release 2020, Book Release Dates & New Book Releases 2020, 2021, 2022. Barry nails adolescence, and the very specific, suburban Massachusetts of the 80's with affection and a clear eye.
Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. A fun book I got as part of the book club I'm in. She Weeps Each Time You're Born (Vintage Contemporaries), The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel), The Danvers High School Girls Field Hockey team's losing streak turns around after they make a dark pledge of amateur witchcraft. Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2020. There was a problem loading your book clubs. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. It's about women and how we bond with each other, empower each other, love each other. Please try your request again later. A Good Account of the rapport on a girls' sports team, Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2020. We Ride Upon Sticks is a novel that captures the giddy fun of your favorites—the wild parties and the teased bangs, the outsiders with the witty one-liners and the thrill of winning the big game—but it also breaks apart the myths of ’80s teen tropes by putting the story in context. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2020. Please try again. As the season proceeds, with the team racking up wins at every game, the 10 girls and one boy begin to act on their desires, leading to several losses of virginity, a book burning, bouts of naked dancing in the woods, delusions of grandeur inspired by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and Heather's crisis of conscience. Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2020. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon.
Unable to add item to List. But otherwise, a quick easy read full of 80s nostalgia and girl power. In chapters dense with 1980s iconography—from Heathers to "big hair"—Barry expertly weaves …
This was like a beach read (except it's a Pandemic read -- maybe same category) that you can sink into. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. So it's a walk down memory lane plus a great story which is a lot of fun!
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