Derby Girl

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Derby Girl
Derby Girl (Cross novel).jpg
Author Shauna Cross
Country United States
Language English
Genre Young adult novel
Publisher Henry Holt and Co.
Publication date
September 4, 2007
Media type Print Hardcover
Pages 240pp
ISBN 0-8050-8023-6

Derby Girl is a 2007 novel by Shauna Cross. It tells the story of Bliss Cavendar, a girl from the fictional town of Bodeen, Texas whose mother wants her to compete in beauty pageants, and seeks escape in the world of roller derby. The book was named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age.

The novel was made into the movie Whip It directed by Drew Barrymore.[1]


  1. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (2008-01-15). "Ellen Page to 'Whip It!' for Barrymore". Variety. Reed Business Information. Retrieved 2008-06-30.