Kickoff is an amazing realistic fiction book, written by Jenny Oldfield who goes by the pen name of Donna King. Donna King was born in Ferrybridge, Yorkshire.
The story takes place in Raimy Fernbridge, Yorkshire, England. The main character is Tyra Fraser outgoing, determined, and loves soccer. Tyra faces many challenges throughout the story for example she has a special ed sister, and her soccer team won’t accept her. My Favorite chacter is Tyra becaueshe loves soccer and never changes to fit...more
The cover for Kickoff was well…a soccer ball… That is about it, sure it has “meaning to the story, but really couldn’t have been a little more creative.
Kickoff is about Tyra Fraser who used to live in Tampa (in the U.S) and had to move to the U.K because of her Dad’s job (He’s in the military!). She’s really into soccer, but she has to deal with a new school having no friends and a sister who is ADD and autistic. Alica (who expects to...more
Tyra's an Army brat, and her father has been relocated to England. Now she's leaving her best friend behind and must start over again.
On the first day of school, she meets Alicia. Instantaneously, Alicia feels threatened and uses her popularity to make Tyra miserable.
When she hears about the school soccer team, Tyra perks up. She thinks it might be a way to fit in. Unfortunately, Alicia was the star of last year's team. But as the season goes on,...more
I read KICKOFF by Donna King. It is a book about a girl, Tyra who moved from Tampa Bay, Florida to England for her dad's work. She gets bullied at school by Alicia but is really good at soccer. Her soccer team needs to work together to win the season and tournament. But, Alicia is working against her team. They also have a new coach who is actually trying to help the team improve. Tyra thinks that with good coaching, the team can pull together and win. But will they be able to?
I liked this book...more
All doesn't go well.
I recommend this to any soccer lover.
I really loved Tyra in this story because she doesn't change to fit in, being the only American at school.
This is a story of
dealing with problems, soccer, facing bullies, leadership, and hard work.
Jenny was born and brought up in Harrogate, Yorkshire, she says that even as a child she wrote stories and made tiny books, complete with illustrations. At school her favourite subjects were English, although she preferred creative writing to comprehension, and Art.
Jenny went on to study English at Birmingham University, where she did...more