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. Volume XIII Number 19 . . . . May 11, 2007
Michele Martin Bossley in Kicker has created a story that intertwines several generations. The main story focuses on a soccer team and their battle to the regional tournament. There is a struggle within the team for all players to feel a part of the team. There is also a mystery surrounding a century old train robbery. When their practice field is threatened, Izzy and Julia, with help from the coach’s son Drew, must work together and figure out what has been happening.
The story is told from the first person and Izzy’s viewpoint. She is also the main character in the story. Interestingly, she is not the superstar on the team but battles her own insecurities concerning her ability. It is Izzy’s persistence that leads to the discovery that someone is sabotaging the soccer field to uncover the missing ruby necklace that was part of the loot buried after the train robbery. Izzy works with Julia and Drew to stop this sabotage. A very interesting read, Kicker offers something for the sports minded with a little intrigue and suspense thrown in.
Christina Pike is the principal of St. Francis, School in Harbour Grace, NL.
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