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Soccer Longshot

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
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, 49 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Stone Arch Books
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Ka Youa
May 09, 2014 Ka Youa rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels

This graphic novel talk about a character called Matty. He is the team captain of a local soccer club named the Strikers. Although his team is very talented, he still feels that there is something missing. He has tried to improve a lot of things in his team to become better, so he switches things up a little bit. Later in the story he decides that he will play with some street ball kids. He learns new skills from these street boys and soon is able to share with his league team.

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Erin Reilly-Sanders
Jul 03, 2012 Erin Reilly-Sanders rated it did not like it
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
Donalyn
Jul 02, 2012 Donalyn rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
Pros: The art is fun and the soccer facts are solid. Likable characters.

Cons: Overly didactic and the comprehension question in the back compelled me to take off a star.
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