Kickoff

Kickoff

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Tyra Fraser hates her life. A family move from sunny Florida to an army base in the cold north of England leaves her lonely and angry. Outgoing Tyra hopes to fit in by playing soccer for the school team, but the girls' team is terrible, and the coach is too focused on the boys' team to do anything about it. Tyra wants to turn things around, but before she can do that, she has to get her teammates to take her advice--and they won't even talk to her!
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 129.5 x 185.4 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753460823
  • 9780753460825
  • 1,268,470

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"Overall it is a strong choice for reluctant readers and those seeking an action-packed plot." --Children's Literature
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About Donna King

Donna King is the alter ego of Jenny Oldfield, a best-selling author of children's series fiction, including the Horses of Half-Moon Ranch series. More than one million copies of her books have been sold around the world.
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Rating details

377 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 35% (131)
4 27% (100)
3 25% (93)
2 12% (46)
1 2% (7)

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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.show more
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