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Soccerland (2010)

by Beth Choat(Favorite Author)
4.22 of 5 Votes: 2
0761457240 (ISBN13: 9780761457244)
review 1: Soccerland by Beth Choat tells the story of Flora a young soccer player who gets a change to go to the international sports facility and go to a camp where they pick the girls that have a chance to play on the under fifteen US soccer team. At the camp Flora faces homesickness, difficult social situations, cutthroat competition and a coach that's hard to read.I almost didn't read this one. I'm not a fan of books that are put out by minor publishers because the writing and editing is almost always bad. This book however was terrific and felt very professionally edited. I loved reading about Flora and the adventures and stresses she had while at camp and couldn't put it down.Appropriateness: There is no adult content in this book and only a hint of romance. While this i... mores a sports book it's appeal is broad enough to interest those who aren't obsessed with sports. I recommend this book to readers 10-15
review 2: Star soccer forward Flora lives for soccer and nothing else. When this fourteen-year-old, 5’9” small-town Maine standout receives a coveted invite to the U-14 Girls’ National Team ID Camp in Colorado, her dream comes true. Facing stiff competition from 99 other elite players, Flora’s attempt to impress coaches backfires and results in a humiliating “oh-gee,” a flub almost certain to keep her from making the final cut. Harassed by the “Queen B’s,” embarrassed over her final performance, she awaits her fate and the final announcement. (Grades 6 & up)Reviewed by Teen Librarian Elaine D. less
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Read this with my 9 year old, an avid soccer player. Enjoyed it, edited bit as I read for language.
Really good soccer book. Recommend to anyone who likes to read about sports
Loved the characters in the story and the life lessons shared.
One of my favorite books. EVER!!!!!!
saw it and knew it would be good
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