Offside

From the Series Counterattack

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Between finishing late school projects and looking after her brothers and sister, Faith Patel barely has time to play soccer. And when she’s at practice, surrounded by girls who can afford to play in club leagues, she doesn’t even feel like part of the team. So when Coach Berg starts to give Faith extra attention, she feels . . . really special. It might be crazy, but suddenly Faith has a crush on her coach. Can she keep her head in the game? The situation gets worse after Faith’s frenemy Caitlyn decides that Faith’s getting special treatment. Will Caitlyn tell the rest of the team—and make Faith into a total outcast?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-0305-5
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-4677-0720-6
$7.95 $7.95
978-1-4677-0960-6
$42.65 $31.99
978-1-4677-5889-5
$53.32 $39.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2013-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.3
BISACS YAF059000, YAF011000, YAF059110
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 590
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 156696
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, and Reviewed

Awards

  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Winner, 2014

Reviews

Library Media Connection

“Each title is fast-paced, readable, and appropriate for both middle and high school readers.” —Library Media Connection

Publishers Weekly

“This slice-of-life story touches on a range of issues facing teen girls, while maintaining a breezy pace and delivering sharp, authentic dialogue and engaging soccer action.” —Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“Higgins’ briskly paced tale, skillfully alternating the drama with the sports, will capture readers’ attention.” —Kirkus Reviews

Author: M. G. Higgins

M. G. Higgins writes fiction for children and young adults. She's loved baseball since she went to her first Dodger's game at the age of six.