By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 27, 2012
“With the help of teammates, friends and the Soccer Sisters Code, a list of ten unbreakable rules to live and play by, the tween protagonists wrestle with fitting in, standing out, and staying strong … on and off the field.”
Giveaway begins October 27, 2012, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 24, 2012, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 130 pages
Lily James is a Soccer Sister. With the Brookville Bombers, her super competitive – and super skilled – soccer team, 13-year-old Lily plays hard and wins big. She and her teammates, including best friend Vee Merino, have hit the top of the league by running fast, passing straight, and following the Soccer Sisters Code, a list of ten unbreakable rules that keep the game clean and the victories sweet.
But when Colby Wrangle joins the Bombers, everything changes. Colby’s got crazy soccer skills, dyed hair, fake tattoos, and tons of attitude. She’s the coolest thing Lily’s ever seen – and on the field, she’ll do anything to win. Off it, she’ll do anything to have fun. Soon Lily is sneaking out, lying – and trying to remember what made soccer so beautiful to begin with. With a huge tournament in Montreal looming, she’s got tough choices ahead. They’ll affect her family, her friends, the game she loves…and the future of the Soccer Sisters Code.
Lily Out of Bounds includes a special message from soccer icon Brandi Chastain, the official spokesperson of the Soccer Sisters Series.
About the Author
Andrea Montalbano grew up on a soccer field in Miami. She continued to play through college, acting as captain for her Harvard University soccer team and eventually being inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame.
After college, Andrea pursued a career in journalism, attending Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She was an English anchor at Vatican Radio, and then worked as a writer and Supervising Producer for NBC News and NBC’s TODAY program.
Now the mother of two young players, Andrea is coaching, writing, and bringing all her loves together in Soccer Sisters, the follow-up series to Breakaway (2010). Andrea lives outside New York City with her husband, Diron, and two children.
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