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Izzy and Julia have been on the same team for years. Izzy is frustrated that Julia spends too much time cherry-picking and getting all the credit when they score. But when someone starts threatening the team and their home field is sabotaged, the friends must work together to find the answers. Why would someone threaten their star player? And what is the connection to a ...more
Paperback, 143 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Orca Book Publishers (first published January 1st 2007)
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Taylor N
Feb 12, 2015 Taylor N rated it it was amazing
Grade/interest level: Elementary/MS
Reading level: 620L
Genre: Mystery
Main Characters: Izzy, Drew, and Julia
Setting: Modern day
POV: 1st

Izzy and Julia have been playing on the same soccer team for years. Julia is their best player and she is always making goals. Julia gets most credit of the teams points made at the end of a game. Someone starts sending Julia threats on her phone and notes. Julia is sick of it and has no clue of who it is. One day, they go to practice and the soccer nets have big h
Oct 03, 2008 Felipe rated it really liked it
This book was awesome and i liked how the details helped me understand the mistery behind the soccer field hehe. it was a really good book and kinda easy to solve=]
Mackenzie Smith
Oct 16, 2012 Mackenzie Smith rated it it was amazing
Shelves: action-adventure
I finished reading the book Kicker. I LOVED this book. If you like to play soccer, and like mystery books then this is a book you would LOVE to read! My favorite character out of this book was definitly Izz because she is always looking for clues, she does'nt give up she just keeps going. The book is about a mystery train robbery that happened over 100 YEARS AGO!! As Izz, her BFF, and Drew are at their soccer games Izzie's friend has been receiving threating text messages from an unknown ...more
Eden Schanzenbach
Dec 17, 2012 Eden Schanzenbach rated it it was amazing
I loooooved this book. It was about soccer which made it even better, because that is my favorite sport. I also love mystery books, so it made it even better. I would recommend this book to anybody that understands soccer a little bit. If you don't even know that there was a sport called soccer then you might be confused throughout the book. This book had two main characters, Izzy and Julia. They are best friends who play on the same soccer team and go to the same school. Julia always stands in ...more
Efren Castaneda
May 08, 2012 Efren Castaneda rated it really liked it
I liked this book because it was based on soccer and that what i like play soccer. one thing that i found interesting about this book it not only had soccer involved in this but also it had some mystery involved in it. I recommend this book to people who like soccer and like to read of something new like for example mystery. this book is about three girls who play in a soccer team and theres always one player that wants to be better than anyone so then the other players get mad. and then they ...more
Dec 16, 2015 Jacob rated it it was amazing
In my opinion, I really enjoyed reading Kicker by Michele Martin Bossley. The novel had very precise detail that made it easy to picture what was happening in my head. This novel encouraged me to read more because at the end of each chapter, it left missing details that was written in the next chapter. Sooner than I realized, I had finished the novel. After reviewing everything I would rate this novel five out of five stars. My favorite part of the novel is when Izzy and Julia proves who was ...more
Jared S
Feb 22, 2016 Jared S rated it it was amazing
My opinion of the book KICKER by Michele Martin Bossley was that it was a amazing book to read about sports. The story is about a soccer team whose field had gotten destroyed, and two friends were going to solve what happened. I liked it because it talked about playing soccer and how two friends wouldn't give up. A thing that I didn't like was that both friends had missed a lot of practices. Also, I liked how both friends were solving a mystery about their damaged field. Another, reason why I ...more
Lupe Medina
Nov 03, 2009 Lupe Medina rated it really liked it
This book is about 2 girls named Izzy and Julia. They are on the girl's soccer team in the community. The girls are later threatened by a guy who damages and contaminates the field. So Izzy, Julia, and Drew tried to stop him. They gather clues and find the guy, so in order for them turn him over to the police. They take the jewels that they found in the old lot and later a guy comes to "steal" them and is later caught. Yay! I think I would give this book a 4 because I just loved the exciement ...more
Britney Senger
May 08, 2013 Britney Senger rated it it was amazing
I like this book because it shows character between Izzy and Julia on the quest to find a mystery. Drew is a sweetheart to Izzy with help on everything. This book as some twists and turns learning new secrets and new people. This book to me seems different than the rest of the orca sports series. It is different in a good way though. I really like this book. I would recommend this book to anyone even if you hate soccer.
Mar 28, 2012 Jabrielahmed is currently reading it
the book kicker was an entertaining and mysteries starts of when they are playing soccer then Izzy is being told to shoot she takes the shot but she misses so her friends comes and scores then everyone cheers for her best friend instead of one day a boy threatens the team and their home field is sabotaged,they work together to find out who did it and they find him but someone else steal the jewellery so they find him and turn him in
Nico Jung
Dec 17, 2012 Nico Jung is currently reading it
I read Kicker by Michele Martin Bossley. The genre of this book is mystery. I reccomend this book for people who like soccer and mystery. Someone has vandalized the soccer fields. Izzy, Julia and Drew want to find out who did it, so they do some research and find out who it was. This book was really good; you should read it too.
Jennah Mielke
May 16, 2013 Jennah Mielke rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book!!! It was awesome!!!!My favorite part is when Izzy finds the lead in the trash to prove that the field isnt contaminated and they continue to play soccer. My least favorite part is when Drew calls Julia a ball hog and Izzy and him get in a fight. Over all this book was amazing!!
Sep 11, 2014 Dawn rated it liked it
If you have reluctant readers in your classes, the Orca books are the way to go. Engaging stories but easy to read. This book only had 143 pages; kids will like being able to finish a book quickly.
Dec 06, 2013 Kelly rated it did not like it
It was pretty boring for me because I don't like soccer. Had a big problem in the story and it took forever to solve. reading level was way to easy.
Samantha Martinez
I really liked this book. I love the character Isabella's passion about soccer and how to save her teams assigned soccer field
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MICHELE MARTIN BOSSLEY was born in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., but grew up in Calgary from the time she was five. She is the author of numerous children's books, including "Taking a Dive, " runner-up for the R. Ross Annett Award in Children's Literature, and "The Perfect Gymnast, " nominated for the 1999 Manitoba Reader's Choice Award. Many of her novels have been Canadian Children's Centre Our ...more
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