Friday, March 18, 2011

Kickers Book 4: Game-Day Jitters by Rich Wallace

They're heading into the semi-finals.  Can they win?


Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers sent me a copy of this book for review.  I had read Book 3 (Benched) and was ready to see what new adventure the soccer players went on this time.  Thanks for the opportunity.


Mr. Wallace writes well about soccer action and the trials and tribulations of game days.  The stories have lots of action, there is always a lesson to be learned, and the characters are real.  They have worries, anger, injuries, and a fear of failure, just like all people do.


Ben's trying to pretend it's just another game, but he has the jitters.  As he tries to overcome this, he learns a few other lessons along the way.


There is a strong family theme in these stories and even reluctant readers should be drawn in with all the soccer action.  Competition, action, and lessons on growing up all in one place and fun to read.  The book was released in January, so why not visit your local bookstore and check this series out?


Happy reading!

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