Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy (2023)


It should have been a night of triumph for Alix’s hockey team. But her mean teammate Lindsay decided to start up with her usual rude comments and today Alix, who usually tries to control her anger, let it finally run free. Alix lashes out and before she knows it, her coach is dragging her off Lindsay, and the invitation to the Canada National Women’s U18 Team’s summer camp is on the line.

She needs to learn how to control this anger, and she is sure Ezra, the popular and poised theater kid from her grade is the answer. So she asks for his help. But as they hang out and start get closer, Alix learns that there is more to Ezra than the cool front he puts on. And that maybe this friendship could become something more….

From: Macmillan Publishers

Notes on This Title

The primary focus of this title is a romantic relationship between a teen girl and a teen boy who is attracted to people of all genders and who prefers not to label his sexuality. The supporting cast includes other queer teens, some of whom are shown to have darker skin tones.




Starred Review: “With a keen eye, Hicks (Ride On) delivers a heartfelt graphic novel that is both a perceptive subversion of gender roles and a remarkable tale of unexpected friendship, personal growth, and the transformative power of embracing one’s true self. ” (Source: Publishers Weekly)

“Compelling characters presented through captivating, expressive illustrations.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)

Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy is a sweet opposites-attract high school romance comic that will appeal to fans of Check, Please! and Pumpkinheads.” (Source: Love in Panels)


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