Book Reviews of Kickoff

Author: Donna King
ISBN-13: 9780753460825
ISBN-10: 0753460823
Publication Date: 4/18/2007
Pages: 168
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Kingfisher
Book Type: Paperback
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Tyra's an Army brat, and her father has been relocated to England. Now she's leaving her best friend behind and must start over again.

On the first day of school, she meets Alicia. Instantaneously, Alicia feels threatened and uses her popularity to make Tyra miserable.

When she hears about the school soccer team, Tyra perks up. She thinks it might be a way to fit in. Unfortunately, Alicia was the star of last year's team. But as the season goes on, it's clear that was last year, and this year, Tyra is shinning. Can two stars be on the same team?

The tension of the book comes on the soccer field between the two fighting stars. They're winning without using teamwork, but as they encounter better teams they need to start working together. With a championship at stake, can the rivalry between Alicia and Tyra take a backseat to sports?

Once again, Donna King takes an every day issue and uses it to highlight a sporting drama.