Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Chasing the King by Joshua Stein

Fourteen-year-old Jason "Skids" Skidder has everything going his way. He is accepted to a club soccer team, and his best friend is his teammate. Then, his parents tell him that they are moving to Brazil. Jason feels uncertain about many things, until a week before the move, when he meets Mariana. Over the next few years, he has to adjust to the Brazilian customs.

This book has to be one of the best sports books I have read. One of the strong points of CHASING THE KING is its mood, which rollercoasters from up, when he makes friends or wins in a soccer or futebol game, to down, when he struggles about his move to Brazil. I am glad I decided to read CHASING THE KING. Bruce H.

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