A Comeback Kids Novel

Book - 2010
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What happens when a star player ends up on the worst team? He either learns to lose or he stops playing the game he loves. These are the choices facing Jake, who has gone from champion to last place, testing his sportsmanship every time his soccer team gets waxed. It is his teammate Kevin who shows Jake that being a good captain means scoring and assisting off the field as much as being the star player on it.

The latest in #1 bestseller Mike Lupica's Comeback Kids novels is a cheer-worthy ode to the one sport played by more kids across the country than any other--in the summer of the next World Cup.

Publisher: New York : Philomel Books ; Boston, MA : Walden Media, c2010.
ISBN: 9780399247187
Branch Call Number: j F LUPICA M
Characteristics: 165 pages ; 20 cm.


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Shoot-out is about a kid called Jake who used to be on one of the greatest soccer teams in the league. Then his family moves and joins a new team. I did not finish this book yet so I don't know how it ends, but their team has lost their first games. - Shea, age 10


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orange_dog_710 Jun 04, 2014

Jake loves soccer.His old team won the championship but now he moved and on a new soccer team. His new team isn't very good and he's the best player. He gets really frustrated when he always loses.He meets a kid on the soccer team who is really good but doesn't show it.When it comes near to the end of the season he finally breaks Kevin's shell.And when he plays his old team instead of Jake taking the winning p.k. shot he lets Kevin take the shot and win the game


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