Twelve-year-old Nick is a football-mad boy who absolutely hates books. In this title, football, family, love, and friendship take centre stage as Nick tries to figure out how to navigate his parents' break-up, stand up to bullies, and impress the girl of his dreams.
Interest AgeChildren / Young Adults
5 May 2016
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Children / Young Adults (12-16)
Nominated for CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018 (UK)
Warm and believable . . . Alexander understands reluctant readers deeply, and here hands them a protagonist who is a smart, reading-averse kid
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of 28+ books, including The Undefeated, Booked and Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. He's also the Founding Editor of Versify, an imprint that publishes fiction and poetry for children and young adults.