The Squad

ebook A Graphic Novel · The Tryout

By Christina Soontornvat

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Break out your pom poms! The highly anticipated, stand-alone companion to the instant #1 bestseller The Tryout promises even more cheer, higher stakes, and relatable middle-school drama. Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier.

"Raw, candid, moving, and full of heart." -Betty C. Tang, creator of the award-winning bestseller Parachute Kids

"Gorgeous, heartfelt, and hilarious." - Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series


It's eighth grade and Christina and her besties, Megan and Leanne, are once again going through the brutal trials of cheerleading tryouts. This year, Christina feels more confident: She dresses in her own style and has amazing friends, even her first crush. But what if the girls don't all make the squad? Worse than that, Christina learns her parents' marriage is collapsing. Suddenly, her family, her future, and her identity seem in total freefall. Can Christina keep it together and still make her cheerleading dreams come true?

This high-flying, heart-filled story will make you laugh harder, cry more, and cheer louder than ever!

The Squad