Bayley Albrecht’s dream is to play soccer on BYU’s South Field. When she is invited to soccer camp the summer before her senior year in high school, she just knows she’s one step closer to her dream. Things get even better when she meets Matt Macauley, the star of the men’s soccer team. When they decide to write each other while Matt is on his mission, Bayley figures her l...more
I have probably read this book about five times now. Really, I'm not kidding. When I want to read something good, I grab this book and flip open to just about anywhere and let myself get sucked into its pages.
This is one of those books that I wish more people knew about, because it is just so good! At this time I believe it is only available via e-book and it makes me so sad/mad because it is honestly one of my top five favorite b...more
When I was asked to review this book I was a bit apprehensive. In the first place, I've never "officially" reviewed a book before. In the second place, when I saw the cover I was worried I wouldn't get into it because I admit I'm not much of a sports fan. But let me just say this: if you're a soccer fan you'll love this book. If you're not a soccer fan---you'll love this book! Every now and then I come across a new author that makes me thi...more
I appreciated that while it was still light and fun, it still had some conflict that made me think. Bayley's journey through alopecia, which is a disease I know about though I've never met anyone dealing with it, is inspiring. It's a great commentary on outer beauty vs. inner beauty and something I want my own daughters to u...more
I love it when I put a book down and know that the people will stay with me for a long time because Bayley definitely will.
THIS is the reason I love "coming of age" novels right HERE:
Something happened during Matt's talk. When I sat down I was one person, but by the time he was done, I was someone else. Someone changed. Someone new. Someone I didn't know. My arms were covered in gooseflesh. My stomach was doing this buoyant, top-of-the-roller-coaster thing. Suddenly...more