Has someone ever judged you because you want to do something? You should always follow your heart no matter what people say. If yes then you should read the book The Football Girl by: Thatcher Heldring. The book is based in Pilchuck, Washington. The antagonist in the book is named Tessa Dooley and the protagonist is Caleb. Tessa and her friends do cross country till Tessa meets a new friend name Caleb who plays flag football and then they start playing flag football together. Then there starts to be judgement from Caleb and his friends. Now that it's the summer of ninth grade Tessa is debating whether to continue to do cross country with friends or do football with Caleb. If you want to know more you should read the book The Football Girl by: Thatcher Heldring. I Recommend this book to someone who is sixth grade and up and who like sports or people that believe you should always follow your heart.