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Hope Solo: My Story (Young Readers' Edition)

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Meet Hope Solo—Soccer Sensation

In this young readers' edition of Hope Solo's exciting life story, adapted from Solo: A Memoir of Hope, the Olympic gold medalist and starting goalkeeper for the U.S. women's national soccer team gives readers behind-the-scenes details of her life on and off the field. Solo offers a fearless female role model for the next generation, driven t
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ebook, 256 pages
Published August 14th 2012 by HarperCollins
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Emily Akelaitis
As i neared the end of this book I thought to myself: Wow. This girl plays a lot of soccer. I have never been a fan of the sport, but she taught me more about it. I've come to understand it a lot better.
After hearing how much she struggled in her early years, and how she persevered, I feel inspired just like she did. I also appreciate how she was willing to publish this book, revealing all her thoughts and emotions she had to the world. That made me think of her as a human being rather than som
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Teri
I am a new fan to soccer. Up until a couple of months ago, I had no idea who Hope Solo even was. My ten year old daughter asked me to buy this book for her. She saw Hope play against Canada this summer in Salt Lake. She loved the game and though Hope Solo was amazing. She read the book in just over a day, and I couldn't help but join in her enthusiasm. It was amazing to read all of Hope's hardships that she's experienced and know that she's still an amazing soccer player. This book shows how fai ...more
Shelby
Hope Solo is one of my idols so reading this book was of great interest to me, and it was well worth reading. Hope has come from a rough childhood and finally finds an escape. Soccer is her escape she really enjoys it. Throughout the story we learn of Hopes struggle and rise as the athlete she is today. I give this book 5 stars for its great detail and impact on my life. It made me realize soccer isn't just a game its more to me than that. Hope did a real nice job at an auto biography and I am ...more
Deborah Davies
I read the book hope solo. This book was very entertaining and factual. This book is about hope solo (a professional soccer player) who's life starts out with a rough start but gets better as time goes on. Hope had a tough childhood but soccer made her forget about all the bad things in life and helped her focus on the good things in life. Hope taught me that giving up isn't an option in soccer. I had a lot in common with hope solo because there were some bad things taut happened in my life but ...more
Natalia S.
I think this book was very inspiring, I was very interested in this book because I look up to her as s role model because, I play soccer just like her and she has gone through many tough times and still managed to be amazing at soccer. My goal in life is to become a star soccer player just like hope solo. I recommend this book for people interested in women's soccers,and if your looking for a great role model.
Stephanie
Hope Solo’s biography, Hope Solo: My Story is about her exciting life story as a double Olympic gold medalist and starting goalkeeper for the United States women’s national soccer team. Hope shares her experiences on and off the field. She also discusses her relationship with her dad and the influence he has had on her mental strength and love for the game. Hope is driven to succeed and conquers adversity with charismatic personality.

Hope Solo: My Story is classified as a biography for several
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Caroline Scholte
Hope Solo's inspiring story tells about her childhood while feeling alone and misunderstood. She had a lousy father and a family that she felt could never understand her. That was until one day she found a sport that could help her fight through that. Soccer. Solo's powerful and emotional words help you feel what it must have been like to be her. While reading her book not only does it make you feel bad for her and the other children like her, it makes you relize just how lucky I am to have a fa ...more
BAYA Librarian
Hope Solo, one of the best goal keepers in the world tells her story from when she was very young until the present. Solo’s story is compelling and one that is not typical of most professional woman’s soccer players. In order to compete on a professional level you need to have money, money to participate and money to fund your personal travel from game to game during the season. With a homeless father, a mother who struggled to find regular work and grandparents of very modest means Solo’s journ ...more
Alli Pennington
The book I read was called Hope Solo: My Story. This book was about a famous soccer player named Hope Solo. This book goes through Solo's life and basically explains everything that happens in her life. From living with her parents and being a young soccer player to being on her own traveling becoming the worlds best goalkeeper. Hope Solo goes through a lot in her life. I recommend reading to find out more about her and her life.

This book was very inspiring. I have always been a huge fan if Hope
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Aubrey
Hope Solo, My Story
Author: Hope Solo
Autobiography
246 pages

In the book Hope Solo it told about Hope Solo’s life on and off the soccer field. The book started by telling about her life and family when she was a child. Hope grew up in a tract house on Marshall Street in Richland, Washington. She tells about her small red house with a big wooden fence that had a smiley face painted on it. Hope says in the book that the smiley face wasn’t about happiness but a protest against their neighbors for comp
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Kelly J.
Hope Solo My Story
Hope Solo
biography
246 pages

Hope Solo My Story is about Hope Solo and how she became a professional soccer player. This book is explains Hopes life from when she was born until now. When Hope was a child her dad left her family and was homeless but Hope didn't know he was homeless and she saw a man come out of the woods during one of her soccer games and thats when she found out he was homeless. Also when Hope was a child she played basketball and soccer and played basketball
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Cassa M.
Hope Solo my Story
By: Hope Solo
Non-Fiction
autobiography
246 pages

Hope Solo my story is an autobiography by Hope Solo the famous goal keeper for USA woman's soccer team. In this book Hope writes about her whole life up to the 2012 London Olympics. She shows that she is a strong women and that she went through a lot in her life like her parents getting divorced and her mom remarrying a man who is very mean to Hope and her dad dying when hope was in her twenties. Hopes story talks about her life on
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Gabby B.
Hope Solo
by: Hope Solo
214 pages
Fiction


The book Hope Solo is about a gold medalist and starting goalkeeper for the U.S. women's national soccer team. Hope’s biggest inspiration was her father, he had soon disappeared for many years. When she reconnects with him, Hope finds out that he is homeless. After awhile of their reconnection they have a very supportive, strong and great relationship. Also Hope as a little girl grew up in a small house with brothers and a mom that took care of the house, m
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Wilenin16
Like any other athlete, Hope Solo has a story behind her success, one that includes both times of triumph and defeat. In the young reader’s autobiography, “Hope Solo, my story”, proves that with perseverance, motivation and faith, anything is possible. The Gold Medalist’s story began in an ordinary red tract house in Richland, Washington with a mom, dad and older brother. Her happiest memories are shared with her dad Gerry, her older brother Marcus, half brother David and half sister Terry. At t ...more
Madison Castagnola
Oylimpic gold medalist and starting goalkeeper for the U.S. women's national soccer team, Hope Solo, shares her journey to becoming a star. You may not know what happened behind the scences with Hope. Hope Solo lived a stuggling life. Her father became homeless and her family seemed to be falling apart. Hope copes with the people around her to deal with many deaths, team issues, and physical pain.
The book "Hope Solo: My Story" is about Hope going through life starting from when she was a litt
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Emily
Usually, I don't like biographies. But, this book was actually, in my opinion, really good. One of the main reasons that I really liked it is because Hope Solo is my inspiration. I want to be just like her when I grow up, so this book taught be a lot about her. Of course, another reason I liked it is because it's about soccer, and you get to see soccer from a different point of view; by a different person. And of course, I love soccer. Also, Hope reminds me of me because I play in goal, I have b ...more
Glynn7
Hope Solo- My Story

I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars! This book is very good and inspirational for young, athlete girls. Hope is an inspiration, not only for soccer players, but for young teenage athletes everywhere. Her dedication is unbelievable. She always wants to put her best foot forward and she always puts in 100 percent. She is not only a great athlete, but just a great person in general.


Hope goes through family issues which only lead too financial troubles. To the point where she alm
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Becky
A student recommended this book as a possible memoir for the students to read. It was good. I like soccer but have not followed it. Her memoir read well, but I have to admit she seemed a bit immature, spoiled, and a tad self centered. Still her journey was interesting and gives one an interesting insight into the growth of professional women's sommer.
Jeroen in UK
Interesting story about the life of one of the soccer icons; I expected a bit more about the training and how kids have to make sacrifices to pursue their dream. However, this is a good story about making it when not born with a golden spoon. In addition, the unconditional love for her father is a great credit to Hope, who could easily have chosen a different route.
Unfortunately, the story stops at the initial rounds of the Olympics and not at achieving gold medal. I guess publishing the book j
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Jaida Sanderson
If you like soccer and the USA team then you would like to read this book! This is a really good biography. This book tells about Hope Solo threw out her life. She is such an inspiration to me and other people! You will have to read it and figure out what happens in her life! :)
Carrie Gaddis
Because I downloaded this book for my daughters, I read the young readers' edition. You could tell some parts were edited, but it was great. My eleven-year-old daughter also read it, and really enjoyed it.
Brianna
This is an amazing book that makes you feel like your in Hopes life with her going through all the good and not so good things in her childhood
Abby
Wow this was really inspiring!! I love soccer and so it was nice to read. I will never get to this level but she certainly did! :)
Ben Lamorte
Great story about Hope and her family growing up and dealing with shoulder and team issues.

A must read for all us soccer fans.
Sarah
This book was so amazing, I could barely put it down for a second!!
Nicole
One of my students read it- I read it to check!
Emily
Awesome book! Great for learning about her!
Quinn Hendrix
This book, Hope Solo: My Story by Hope Solo was very good. I found that this book was very easy to read and comprehend. I am not the best reader and I dont really enjoy reading at all. But, I caught myself reading all the time and wanting to read more and more. This book is about the life of hope solo and the tradgities she went through. It was amazing to see how Hope changed through the years. Being a soccer player myself, it was easier for me to be interested in the topic. One day I hope to ac ...more
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