Striker

Written by David Skuy


This is an engaging sports story that will keep readers entertained and thinking. It is a fast paced novel about soccer that touches on sensitive issues such as cancer, bullying and racism. Cody hasn’t played soccer for over a year. He had a tumor removed from his leg that was cancerous. He is eager to resume soccer and a normal life. Cody tries out for the Lions and makes the team but only as a “super sub.” What will happen next? This book has a great storyline, is fast paced and interesting in many ways. It will leave readers thinking about the way they treat others and hopefully inspire them to be better.

Review by Debbie Woolsey, Westbrook Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 5 – 10

Striker
Written by David Skuy
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
213 pages
Release Date: January 1, 2017 (USA)
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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