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Publisher Description

New York Times Bestseller National Book Award Longlist ∙ ILA-CBC Children's Choice List ∙ ALA Notable Children’s Book ∙ Book Links’ Lasting Connections ∙ Kirkus Best Book ∙ San Francisco Chronicle Best Book∙ Washington Post Best Book∙ BookPage Best Book

"A novel about a soccer-obsessed tween boy written entirely in verse? In a word, yes. Kwame Alexander has the magic to pull off this unlikely feat, both as a poet and as a storyteller. " The Chicago Tribune

Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can’t nobody stop you/
can’t nobody cop you…
In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER,  soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read.  
This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2019
March 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
HMH Books
SELLER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
SIZE
12.2
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 5-7

Customer Reviews

messie💦 ,

Booked

I liked this book alot and it was really interesting. 🌚

SoulTaker.981 ,

Great!

Once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down! I haven’t experience much of what Nick has, and I’m not a soccer fan. However, it was very cool to see the “middle school experience” from the perspective of a different person with different experiences.

Danjdjsidn ,

Booked

This book was gay

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