It’s 1989, and the Lady Falcons of Danvers, Massachusetts are staring down another losing season of field hockey. Instead of going full Bad News Bears, the goalie decides to try something new and pledge her soul to the devil in exchange for victory at the state finals.
One by one, her senior teammates write their names in the book of the damned (actually a notebook with Emilio Estevez on the cover) and tear up the hockey field. But they soon realize that power comes at a price.
How much power did teenage girls have in the late eighties, with their hair Aqua-netted into sky-high claws, and girl power a decade away? That’s what this book is truly about, told character-by-character as the players go from home to school to hockey practice to dancing naked around the midnight bonfire.
Funny and dry, the humor occupies a space midway between Teen Wolf and Heathers. Readers looking for a coming-of-age story teeming with cultural references should give this one a “shot.”