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The Million Dollar Kick

(Million Dollar #2)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  469 ratings  ·  63 reviews
Sporting a cool new look, these classic installments of Gutman's blockbuster sports series are now available in paperback.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Turtleback Books (first published 2001)
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Samuel Ansani
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Million Dollar Shot is a great book and I encourage you to read it. The author is Dam Gutman, and if you read any of his previous books you would love this one. Have you ever been bad at a sport and then got really good at it. In this book Whisper started off scoring goals against her own team to scoring goals for her team with her eyes closed. The main character Whisper lives in Oklahoma City, and she is terrible at sports. One time in a soccer game she scored on her own goal and everyone m ...more
Jarrett M
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The book I read is called The million-dollar kick by Dan Gutman. The Lexile is 660 for this book. This is the story of a girl who doesn't like sports. She played soccer when she was younger and scored in the wrong goal so she quit. Her sister was good at all sports. one day they saw a thing where if you scored a goal on carmen Applegate win 1000000 Dollars. Her sister Brianna wanted to do it. But she couldn't and she so then whisper did it the person who hates sports.
Don't give up
Nov 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: baker-s-class
This book tells the story of Whisper and the nightmare that every soccer player has: scoring in the wrong goal; it wasn't a nightmare for Whisper it was reality. After getting made fun of and putting herself down she wins the chance to make a million dollars if she can just score one goal in front of a lot of people. Will she make the goal or choke under the pressure?
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book! It is well written with a surprise ending. I would recommend it for any youngster - or for an adult who loves a fun quick read. I didn't realize it was part of a series until after I read it so I can't speak for the series (yet).
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-students
Excerpt -- On the Preteen Years
There's a world of difference between the ages of ten and thirteen. I know from experience. When I was little, I was perky and enthusiastic about everything all the time, too.
Sep 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An entertaining kid's book. I liked this one better than 'The Million Dollar Shot' but maybe that's because we read it first and the plots were much the same.
Yasmine Lopez
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do you ever wonder if you could be good at a sport that you really hate? Well this is the fiction book " The Million Dollar Kick ". I thought this book was really good ♥.

This was all based in Oklahoma City. Briana wanted to apply for the Million Dollar Kick contest but she was too young to be in it. So her older sister Whisper Nelson put her name down to be in it. Then Whisper started to go through rough problems and ended up still doing the Million Dollar Kick. The problem was Whisper never li
Anthony Juarez
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
****SPOILER ALERT****If you had a chance to win a million dollars, would you take them? Well this book is for you. The genre is fiction.
When Briana gets straight A+'s in her report card, Whisper Nelson has to take Briana to Donut City. Once reaching Donut City, Briana and Whisper enter a contest to win a million dollars. The contestant had to score a penalty shot against the worlds best goalie, Carmen Applegate. But Whisper doesn't like sports. She HATES sports. Briana insisted to enter. 2 week
Miss Donnamaria
Oct 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title of the Book-he Million Dollar Kick
Author of the book-Dan Gutman
name - Emely Morales
period- 4 and 5
During summer time as my summer reading homework i read the book called The Million Dollar Kick.It was about a girl named Whisper Nelson, she was bad at everything, she even hated sports.But one day she goes to Donut City and joins the Million Dollar Kick Contest.
Read the book to find out if Whisper wins the contest.
My opinion is that i think the book was so fun i liked it a lot
Dec 11, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes sports
I really liked this book. It was mainly about a girl named Whisper Nelson practicing to take a MILLION DOLLAR KICK on a professional goalie. In the story Whisper and her sister go to a donut shop. While they're there She enters a contest. The winner gets a shot on a pro goalie (she wins). If she scores she gets 1 million dollars. If not she gets a year supply of doughnuts. so she can't really lose. Once she receives the call telling her that she won she doesn't know if she should be happy or sad ...more
Angie Orr
Gutman, Dan. The Million Dollar Kick.
Summary: Whisper is a seventh grade girl, who does not like sports. She had a bad expereince in third grade and has not played any sports since then. She enters a contest at a doughnut shop and wins. Her prize could be one million dollars if she makes a goal past a professional goalie. There is a twist in the end. Does she make the goal for the money or end up with a year supply of doughnuts.

Main characters:
Whisper is a thirteen year old girl who li
Ixchel Ramirez
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whisper Nelson hates sports especially soccer because of the incident she had in third grade. In her first soccer game she scored a goal but for the other team. She entered this contest and the lucky person gets to meet the goalie of the Oklahoma City Kick and she will get to kick a penalty kick against the goalie. She will do whatever it takes to score that goal and win a million dollars. I think I will recommend this book to kids 10 and up who are interested in sports especially soccer because ...more
Mucho arici
Sep 17, 2010 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
This was a book i read over the summer.Its about a soccer story and the main character is Whisper Nelson.She is a young girl who hates all sports but from a professional soccer star she gets an oppurtunity to contribute on a million dollar shot competition.
It was something new for her and she wanted to discover something that she will never forget so she practices herself to accomplish in the tournament and at the end she achives.One of the things i learned from this book was that even if a per
emily horn
Feb 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Million Dollar Kick by Dan Gutman is a great story. Whisper is a young girl who beyond HATES sports, but she gets the chance to win one million dollars with one kick! She has to make a choice to kick to soccer ball past a professional soccer player in the goal and win one million dollars or just not even try cause she doesn't know how to play soccer and doesn't like the sport. Whisper has a big choice to make, but in the end she is risking humiliation to win one million dollars! She practic ...more
Cole Szegda
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The main characters are whisper, her sister, a few of the high school players, and reporters. Whisper got stuck will taking her sister to "Donut city" because she got straight A's on her report card. At "Donut city", they had a paper that you could fill out that puts you in a raffle and you could get the chance to take the million dollar kick.Her sister wanted to put her name in but she was to young so whisper did. After a few weeks, Whisper found out that she got chosen to take it and said yes ...more
Jul 26, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: j-girl, j-historical
Juv Fic The second in Dan Gutman Million Dollar series, I enjoyed this one as much as the first I read, about the blind golfer. This one features an awkward middle school girl who's first and last attempt at soccer, or any sport, was in 3rd grade. She wins the opportunity to win one million dollars,(by coming up with a super slogan), if she can kick past the best goalie of the local Women's Pro Soccer team. You actually do learn alittle something about soccer but this book is more about how this ...more
Whisper Nelson is a shy girl who accidentaly wins a chance for $1,000,000. However, she does not like any sports

Finally, June 5-the day of the Million Dollar Kick-had arrived. i set my alarm clock for nine in the morning. We had to be at Taft Stadium by 11:00 and i did not want to oversleep. It wasn't a problem. It had rained heavily during the night. a real frog-strangler, as they say around here. i had trouble sleeping with all the wind and noise on the roof.

I chose this passage because
Anthony Toce
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The main characters in this book are Whisper, her sister, and a professional goalie she may or may not be taking a shot against for a chance at 1 million dollars. Whisper and her sister were at Donut City and her sister saw where you can sign up to take a kick for a chance at 1 million dollars but her sister was too young so Whisper entered instead. The winner was determined by the best slogan entered and Whisper's was "The Kick, Kick Butt" and she won. The decision for Whisper though was take t ...more
Jun 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whisper won a contest to enter a million dollar kick program from a donut shop. She practiced everyday with her trainer Ellie. She trained for a while and needed to against the best goalie on a pro women team. She goes through with it. The goalie that was suppose to show, hadn't they had a special goalie. Will she make it?

I think this book was better then the million dollar shot. It had a surprise twist in the end. It kept me wondering if she was going to make it. She had never played soccer bef
Jack Walsh
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was pretty good. At some points its easy to see what is coming next and at the end you have no idea. I would recommend reading this book, it is interesting and an overall pretty good story. It keeps you wondering what will happen to whisper next and you dont want to stop reading. The characters were unexplained at first and they change drastically over time. Some people can seem like a completely different person by the end. Relationships occur and different people have diffe ...more
Dec 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its a good book. Its about a girl who has to make a shot to win a million dollars. She has a coach that helps her know how to shoot and in which direction, so she can get the million dollars. But it turns out that the goalie when she is going to shoot is her coach. I'm not going to tell you if she makes the shot, but its a great book.
Hani Barghout
Oct 18, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When I was reading this book, I was so excited and I wanted to know what will happen. In this book, the author knew when to surprise the readers. He showed us how girls can be good at sports too. I think this book has to win a lot of awards and I would recommend it for every person who likes sports.
(Jen) The Artist Librarian
An enjoyable "juv" novel I fished out of the pile of donated books we were selling at a garage sale fundraiser. I was able to finish it before the sale was over and I think it would appeal to kids interested in sports (especially soccer) or even ones who don't (like Whisper, the protagonist herself).
This is one for kids who like soccer, environmentalism, and getting historical facts presented to them in a very deliberate way. I didn't connect with any of the characters, although I'm glad that Whisper, the main character, started to understand herself better toward the end. She was negative and annoying at the beginning.
Patrick Bonnenfent
In the book the million dollar kick there was a kid named whisper nelson who was entered in a contest that his sister wanted to do but she was not in the right age for the contest she was to young. A week after Brianna entered him in to in the contest.a man called whisper telling him that he got picked to be to be in the contest.
Allie Combs
Nov 09, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ...
this book was about a million dollar penalty kick in soccer. the girl eneterd to win a million dollars but had to make a penatly kick into the goal with a real goaly and if she made it she would win a million dollars.
Megan Anderson
Nov 11, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: formystudents, 2009
A cute book. The main character reminded me of me at that age--snarky and not interested in anything the other girls are interested in. I liked it, and I actually wasn't sure how it would end.

4/5 on here, 8/10 for myself
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was an interesting book it tought a lesson about how you should try new things and not stay in the corner and hide. You should stop thinking about yourself as a sperate person than everybody else.
I liked that this didn't rely on a character being naturally gifted in athletics. She was quite the opposite in fact. But through practice, dedication and hard work she was able to accomplish her goal.
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it's great, it's about a girl who hates sports, then wins a chance to shoot a soccer ball into a goal past a professional goalie. so she trains and trains, and finally the big day comes... I recommend to others
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The author of over 80 books in a little over a decade of writing, Dan Gutman has written on topics from computers to baseball. Beginning his freelance career as a nonfiction author dealing mostly with sports for adults and young readers, Gutman has concentrated on juvenile fiction since 1995. His most popular titles include the time-travel sports book Honus and Me and its sequels, and a clutch of ...more

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