Soccer Lover’s Book Guide – Review of Alex Morgan’s Breakaway: Beyond the Goal
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This series reviews and rates books that share the passion of the beautiful game. Alex Morgan’s book is available in hardback and ebook, Breakaway: Beyond the Goal.
For all ages, especially 12 and up.
Alex Morgan’s 2015 memoir, “Breakaway: Beyond the Goal” is a great book for everyone to read.
America’s soccer darling – the youngest player to ever join the US Women’s National Team – shares her amazing story and captivates the hearts of readers in her new book Breakaway: Beyond the Goal.
Alex Morgan’s uplifting memoir is easy to read and inspiring.
“Enjoy Challenges – Embrace the pressure in your life. It’s there to motivate you, not to bring you down!”
While this book is aimed at girls, those words inspiring for everyone.
Life can be Unfair. In any kind of competition, or in the pursuit any kind of goal, things may happen that you consider flat-out-wrong…. Don’t dwell on why unfair things happen because you can’t change the past —- just try your best to deal with it calmly.
Morgan’s wise words are far beyond her years and her style of writing is personal – you almost feel as if she is sitting next to you chatting about life. The book deals with important topics in a light and breezy way without taking away the seriousness of the issues – in one simple word, the book is inspiring.
Morgan’s rise to stardom did not corrupt or jade this talented young woman. She became the youngest member of the US Women’s National Team in 2009 and competed in the 2011 FIFA World Cup.
Morgan was the first overall pick in the 2011 Women’s Professional Soccer draft and landed a spot on the US Olympic women’s soccer team in 2012. At the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, held in London, Morgan won her first Olympic medal, a gold, with the American team. The team beat Japan, 2–1, in a match watched live by nearly 80,300 fans—the largest soccer crowd in Olympics history. She now plays for the Portland Thorns FC in Portland, Oregon.
From her beginnings at AYSO to her role in the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Morgan shares the details that made her who she is today: a fantastic role model and athlete who proudly rocks a pink headband.
Get inspired to be your best—in sports and in life—with this uplifting memoir that includes eight pages of full-color photos as well as book jacket that doubles as a poster!
As a talented and successful female athlete, Morgan is a role model to thousands of girls who want to be their best, not just in soccer, but in other sports and in life. The story of her path to success, from playing in the 2011 Women’s World Cup, to winning gold in the 2012 London Olympics, to ranking as one of the National Team’s top scorers, will inspire everyone who reads it.
“Setting goals has always been so important to me in soccer, in school, and in all areas of my life,” Morgan says. “By sharing these stories and thoughts, I hope to inspire others to create their own journey and turn their dreams into reality.”
“Alex Morgan is more than just a soccer phenom- she’s an inspiration to her young fans,” says Simon & Shuster editor Kristin Ostby. “While she makes scoring goals look easy, her story reveals the incredible amount of hard work and determination that have gotten her where she is today.”
Morgan is also the author of The Kicks, a four book series of middle grade novels about a girls soccer team. The fourth book in the series, Hat Trick, was published on June 2, 2015.