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Love Puppies and Corner Kicks

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Andrea's life is pretty close to perfect-she's the leading scorer on her soccer team, has great friends, and can't wait to start a new school year. Then her parents ruin everything by announcing that the family is moving to Scotland for a whole year! When Andrea gets there, she has to deal with a haunted castle, her stuttering problem, and some tough new soccer friends-who ...more
Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published (first published 2010)
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Brianna
My review from when I read it (10 or 11 years old):

I couldn't put this book down! I read it in 1 day! This is a book about a girl who loves soccer and has to leave her team in the New Jersey and move to Scotland. While she's there she meets some very special one, her love puppy. When she go's back to her home, she has to leave him in Scotland. I don't want to spoil it, so I will stop telling you about the book. This is a great book! Please read it! I don't know what genre to call this. Anyways,
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Emma Xoxo
I loved this book. It was literally about my life. Soccer, and a small-puppy love that probably won't mean anything in the future. With soccer, we both play and love, it and it's a definite fraction of our lives. With puppy loves, or love puppies as she called it, she had a little one on Stewart that definitely effected other things that happened in her life, kind of like mine. We both love soccer, and I think the main character, Andrea, the outcast from New Jersey in Scotland, might think her l ...more
Doret
Andrea's family is moving to Scotland for the year after her father signs on for a teacher exchange program. Andrea must say goodbye to her two bestfriends and her star spot on the soccer team. In Scotland, Andrea must navigate a new country, school and make new friends.

I really enjoyed this one and laughed out loud a lot. One part was so funny, if I was drinking something I would've choked. I loved Andrea's voice, her anixety about being in a new place seemed very much real. The new enviroment
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Terryann
Contemporary fiction set in Scotland

Andrea loves soccer, words, her two best friends and her life. Unfortunately, her parents are taking her away from it all to live in Scotland. Andrea has to learn to be the new girl, negotiate her crush and her school work even as she’s trying to impress the tough girls on her new soccer team. Meanwhile, the stutter she thought she’d conquered has come back. As she struggles with her speech impediment, implementing several calming techniques, Andrea copes by l
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Karen Keyte
Thirteen-year-old Andrea DiLorenzo likes her life just fine. She's got two best friends, girls she's known all of her life and with whom she's shared everything. She's the leading goal scorer on her travel soccer team. Things are all around good. Then her parents make 'the announcement.' Her father, who teaches high school English, has signed up for an international teacher exchange program. For the next year, the DiLorenzo family will be living in Scotland.

Her father says it's a 'once in a life
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Mas5thgrade2014
this book was great in the beginning it was so boring but my friend told me to keep reading so i did and i loved it it is about a girl that has to move for a year to Scotland and she joins the girls soccer team 2 girls kick her out because she almost kissed a boy! she write a note to a girl that calls her fat smelly and other mean stuff and they blame it on the new girls it was great u need to read it so i wont spoil it
Valerie
I picked this book up because I need more books to recommend to kids, and this one seemed cute. It was. It is about Andrea. She is in 7th grade, and she is moving to Scotland for a year. Of course this is not something she wants to do. All of her friends are in New Jersey, as well as her soccer team. Plus, she has a stuttering problem that she is more able to control around people she has known her whole life. Putting her into a new setting can't possibly help the stuttering. So now she is in Sc ...more
Nikita Monteiro
amazing book! I loved each and every bit of it because it really applied to people of my age
Kathy
Similar to "Paris Pan takes the dare". Andrea is devastated when her parents move them to Scotland for a year. There she has to deal w/ living w/ her school principal, strange vocabulary, finding friends, joining a soccer team, a dare at a spooky castle, her stutter, and then there's this kinda weird but cute guy who says "Hi!" to her.
Bev
This is a cute story. Perfect for 4th-5th grade girls. It's definitely not going to be a Newbery contender, but it gets the job done for its audience. One thing that really bugged me--there were several misspelled words in the text. Who proofread this book?
April
This was a really fun, enjoyable tale of a girl who moves to Scotland for a year and her adventures there.
Jordan
ugh it kinda boring but i am gonna keep going hopefully it will get good
Pamela
Another book the girls asked me to read them.
April
Very cute middle-grade reader.
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