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Soccer Dad: A Father, a Son, and a Magic Season

3.51 of 5 stars 3.51  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The true story of Wetherell's high-school-age son's winning soccer season. The candid reflections of a devoted father and the enthusiastic observations.
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published (first published September 8th 2008)
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I have two sons who played high school soccer and a 3rd son (with Downs Syndrome) who played adaptive soccer. So i had a high level of interest in this book. And, I felt some deja vu in several of the anecdotes that Wetherell related as I attended darn near all of their matches over the course of their playing careers from kids soccer through their senior years.

Yet I found this book failed to fully satisfy me.

Maybe Wetherell was too close to his subjects and the team. It would have been intere
Dean Miller
Anticipating more soccer and less scenic descriptions, I found myself skimming parts of the novel to find the story of an undefeated season and the roller coaster ride that often brings.

Instead there was much commentary of driving to locations, background character details which did little to engage this reader.

The soccer team and its march to the state championship match is almost an afterthought, which may have been the author's goal. I may have been anticipating a different story here and as
I know why I put “Soccer Dad” on my list – the title and the price. But I don’t think I really knew what I was getting into when I bought it other than it was about soccer. That seemed like enough of a reason for me.

But W.D. Wetherell‘s commemoration of his son’s final season of high school soccer ended up justifying my decision even if I had moments where I wanted to just give up.

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Kristi Blatz
As a soccer mom and wife, I spend an inordinate amount of time on the sidelines. I enjoyed this account of a father chronicling his son's senior year, three time state champion season. While I agree that the writing itself is not stellar, the sentiment expressed from father about son is heartwarming .
Perry Allison
As a hard core soccer Mom, I thought this book was great. It is a real inside story for a Father and his son, the soccer player and a fabulous season.
It will ring most truthfully for parents who been on the sidelines, cheering on their players from the U8 all the way to college.
I really enjoyed this book. My own son recently had his High School Soccer season and this book tells the story of the realationship of a boy and his dad during the final soccer season of high school.
Ashleigh Cramer
I wasn't in the mood for this book I guess. It was well written but kind of slow.
An interesting look at a soccer season in New Hampshire. Enjoyable, but not remarkable.
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