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.
A fast paced, entertaining read that will really appeal to all soccer players, both boys and girls, especially those struggling to sustain a reading habit.
One picture. One sad image of a small boy. He could be your child. Your neighbour’s boy. Your student. All of a sudden, in one relatable moment, we cannot turn away from a sight no one wants to see.