One part football, one part romance, one part family drama -- all of these things make up Dairy Queen, a charming and oftentimes hilarious story with an endearing protagonist. D.J. does not communicate well, comes from a long line of non-communicators in fact, and is forced to spend quality time with someone who always says what he feels. Family dynamics are largely at play, and everyone evolves throughout the course of the story. D.J. is a unique varsity football-playing teenage girl who is humorous as well as introspective. Underage drinking occurs, language is mild (scr-w you, h-ll, godd-mn, a-s) and teens attend a keg party. "Fooling around" is referenced, and kissing occurs. D.J's best friend admits her homosexuality and D.J. is quite surprised by her coming out. Non-girly girls, and those who appreciate a strong female character, will thoroughly enjoy this book and its subsequent sequels.