O’Connor will keep the game’s fans close with plenty of in-the-know soccer patter, but she will also draw other readers with the story of Jack’s slow absorption into a gambling… Hard-hitting…and as memorable as a prison tour for young men Read More …
Tight and authentic sports action combined with engaging characters make this title great for sports fans as well as readers who enjoy action and drama.
The fast-paced writing has enough soccer action to keep reluctant readers turning the pages, and the gambling intrigue, along with a side plot involving a new player on Jack’s team, adds to the increasing conflict… The tone, dialogue, and emotional Read More …
O’Connor deals with topics that would be well worth discussing with almost any teen: the value of team-work; honesty; and ethics.
I will certainly include Betting Game in our curriculum resource collection and would recommend it for other school libraries as well.
**** /4 Highly Recommended.
Betting Game easily captivated my interest with its action and suspense and honest teen characters… The kind of read that will grip both sports fans and reluctant readers.