A gritty and realistic football tale.
Imagine having a Premier league and England striker as your dad! Lee Brooks loves it, until his dad - 'Brooksie' - loses form and goes downhill embarrassingly fast. Lee hates Brooksie for letting him down. And Lee hates having to move to a grotty new home without his dad. With his own on-pitch confidence at an all-time low, he even begins to hate football. But then he meets Dent and his mates and the chance is there for him to play again - with a team of seriously talented players. They've just one problem - no pitch!
“Nick Hornby for kids”
Radio 5 Live
“A real winner with reluctant boys in Years 7 and 8 . . . There's action and a great deal of drama in this pacy story: the reader is never given time to be bored!”
Literacy and Learning
“The narrative moves along quite quickly with constantly changing domestic scenes, exciting match reports, and various groups and people interacting”
The School Librarian