Soccer Lover’s Best Ever Soccer Book Guide
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This series reviews and rates books that teach, describe and document the beautiful game. Look for a wide variety of books and helpful insight from players who have been there and done it on the pitch. Here is a book for a youth player that is a joy to read.
FIVE STAR RATING for Youth Players
Soccer Sisters – Vee Caught Offside
Both Written By Andrea Montalbano
Published by In This Together Media
The wonderful and enriching story of the Soccer Sisters continues in this new book Vee Caught Offside. As Brandi Chastain says on the cover of the book, “Soccer Sisters – win or lose, they always have each other” captures the positive essence of this terrific book for all kids who play sports. The journey of growth – on and off the field – is always filled with twists and turns.
Readers enjoy following Vee, one of the Soccer Sisters, as she journeys through the myriad of hard choices of feeling unsure and perhaps out of place. How should she deal with a bully and should she quit or stay with the team? Life lessons of growing up abound in this easy to read page turning sure to please all ages.
Why is this book so important to read?
U.S. Women’s National Team, World Cup and Olympic soccer star Brandi Chastain says “Being a part of a team, any team, is one of the greatest experiences you can have. You win together and you lose together, but mostly you learn and grow together.”
In Lily – Out of Bounds, Chastain writes in her foreword, “Soccer is one of the greatest sports in the world. I should know, I’ve been playing it basically all my life. One thing I didn’t have when I was growing up were books about soccer players. I wish I had had Soccer Sisters to read when I was a kid!”
Personally, (and much older than any kid regadrless of how young I feel,) I enjoyed reading and reviewing these books immensely.
BOOK DESCRIPTION: Vee Merino is a Soccer Sister. But she’s not sure what that means anymore.As the youngest member of the elite Brookville Bombers soccer team, Vee’s feeling crazy out of place. She attends a different school, couldn’t care less about the other girls’ stupid winter dance, and doesn’t get why all of a sudden her teammates can’t talk about anything except guys. What about soccer – and the Soccer Sisters Code? When the Bombers play a match against El Fuego, a team from Vee’s school, she gets a taste for another type of belonging—and starts to wonder if the mean words of fellow Bomber Olivia, who wants her off the squad, are true. Is her time with the Bombers up? Is Vee offside, destined to be the odd girl out? And should she quit while she’s ahead—even if it costs her team the indoor soccer championship?
And make sure you also pick up Soccer Sisters – Lily Out of Bounds which takes the reader right into the soccer action and is the first of a fast-paced sports series by Andrea Montalbano who played soccer as a child and in college.
And really, if two-time Olympic gold medalist Brandi Chastain recommends this book — need anyone say more?
Soccer Sisters has a cool website to check out. Brandi Chastain, the Official Spokesperson of the Soccer Sisters Series.
Breakaway is the easy to read story of a youth soccer player growing up and dealing with tough decisions on and off the field. My son read this “girl” book and loved it.