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Great Reads for the World Cup

    Under Pressure

    Under Pressure - Emma Carlson Berne

    Elise comes from a long line of college athletes. More than anything else, she wants to wear the University of North Carolina uniform and play for the college where her parents went. It's a lot of pressure, but if she works hard, she just might make it. At least that's what Elise thinks before she notices that some of her teammates are outplaying her. And a UNC scout is visiting in a few weeks. That's where the pills come in.

    TEEN FICTION Berne, E.

    Tangerine - Edward Bloor

    Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.

    TEEN FICTION Bloor, E.
    Soccer Chick Rules

    Soccer Chick Rules - Dawn FitzGerald

    While trying to focus on a winning soccer season, thirteen-year-old Tess becomes involved in local politics when she learns that all sports programs at her school will be stopped unless a tax levy is passed.

    TEEN FICTION FitzGerald, D.

    Blow-Out - M.G. Higgins

    Lacy Sheridan is doing her best to get over the fear she still feels after a knee injury from last season, but tough Raven McAlister is competing for Lacy's starting position and sees a chance to exploit Lacy's fear for her own benefit.

    TEEN FICTION Higgins, M.
    Arch Enemy

    Arch Enemy - Paul Hoblin

    As a defender for the Fraser High girls soccer team, Addie used to be ready for anything. There was no play she couldn't shut down. But now the biggest threat on the field is one of her teammates ... who is also Addie's former best friend.

    TEEN FICTION Hoblin, P.
    The Beast

    The Beast - Paul Hoblin

    When a concussion takes out the team's talented starting goalie Alyssa Duncan, a teammate replaces her temporarily and plays so well that Alyssa wonders whether she will be healed and good enough retake her old position by the playoffs.

    TEEN FICTION Hoblin, P.
    Out of Sync

    Out of Sync - Amanda Humann

    Close friends Madison and Dayton play together so well that they are a scoring machine for their team, but when Dayton becomes more interested in partying than soccer, Madison worries about their chances of getting onto a good college team.

    TEEN FICTION Humann, A.

    Kickoff - Donna King

    The only thing American Tyra Fraser likes about her new school in Yorkshire, England is getting to play for the school's soccer team. But Tyra's ability on the field brings trouble in the form of a jealous teammate who tries to stop Tyra from taking her place as the school's top player.


    Kick - Walter Dean Myers

    Told in their separate voices, thirteen-year-old soccer star Kevin and police sergeant Brown, who knew his father, try to keep Kevin out of juvenile hall after he is arrested on very serious charges.

    TEEN FICTION Myers, W.
    Out of Nowhere

    Out of Nowhere - Maria Padian

    Performing community service for pulling a stupid prank against a rival high school, soccer star Tom tutors a Somali refugee with soccer dreams of his own.

    TEEN FICTION Padian, M.
    The Penalty

    The Penalty - Mal Peet

    Paul Faustino, known as the best soccer journalist in the business, reluctantly investigates the disappearance of eighteen-year-old Ricardo, a soccer prodigy known as "El Brujito," while in alternate chapters a slave in old San Juan becomes a powerful voodoo priest.

    Now is the Time for Running

    Now is the Time for Running - Michael Williams

    When soldiers attack a small village in Zimbabwe, Deo goes on the run with Innocent, his older, mentally disabled brother, carrying little but a leather soccer ball filled with money, and after facing prejudice, poverty, and tragedy, it is in soccer that Deo finds renewed hope.

    TEEN FICTION Williams, M.
    Freestyle Soccer Tricks

    Freestyle Soccer Tricks - Sean D'Arcy

      TEEN 796.334 D214 2008
    Outcasts United

    Outcasts United - Warren St. John

    Shares the inspirational story of a youth soccer team comprised of refugees from around the world who, under the guidance of a formidable female coach, helped to transform their Georgia community.

      TEEN 796.334 S774 2012

    Goool! - Robert Rigby

    Santiago, a young Mexican American, fulfills his dream of playing professional soccer after a chance encounter in inner-city Los Angeles results in a trip to England to try out for the Newcastle United soccer team.

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