Soccer Longshot (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels)
by C.J. Renner
Matty is the team captain of the local soccer club, the Strikers. His team is talented, but Matty can't help but feel that something's missing. He hasn't improved in a while, and wonders if he needs to switch things up in order to keep improving. So, he decides to head out to the local park to kick it with some of the street ball kids. Matty figures he'll run right through...more
Paperback, 56 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Stone Arch Books
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While I really liked the size, shape, and feel of the book (it is a nice little hardback with printed endpapers and dark pagers with striking colors), the story really left a lot to be desired. Any book that requires (note requires, not benefits from) explaining who the characters before the story starts are because the story doesn't permit description and then character growth is generally not going to be the best. Despite some pretty snappy looking art with extreme perspectives that add to the...more