The Beautiful Game
by David Skuy
Cody and the Lions are playing great soccer, even if their team has only eleven players. But the arrival of an international company to build a factory on a nearby lake splits the team in two: Cody and his teammates who are worried the factory will pollute the lake vs. the players whose families will benefit from the jobs and opportunities the company will bring. Cody and his friends decide to organize a marathon soccer game to bring attention to the environmental impact of the factory in the hopes people will put pressure on the town council to vote against it being built.
The marathon soccer game tests Cody to the limits of his strength. But it also tests his friendship, teamwork, courage, and faith that he can deal with the emotional effects as well as the physical effects of surviving cancer.
Very much a book that can be read on its own, The Beautiful Game is a sequel to David Skuy's highly successful 2013 novel Striker.
About the Author
For Samantha, whose military family is always on the move, soccer has been the one constant in her life.$16.95, HardcoverInterest ages: 9-13Sunny's forced into doing 40 volunteer hours at a home for Alzheimer's patients to get her high school diploma. Now one of the residents is dead, and Sunny's future is distinctly cloudy.$12.95, PaperbackInterest ages: 12-18Lexile Reading Level: HL630LWhen Louise joins her friend's soccer team, she finds the coach thinks winning is everything. But the team shows the coach that winning isn't as important as lefting everyone play the game.$5.95, HardcoverInterest ages: 3-8