Sidelined

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

For Vicky Parker, life has never been better. Despite mom’s new boyfriend (ew!), Vicky and best friends Parm and Marjan seem to be shoo-ins for the soccer team and the chance to play in the tournament— in England! But friendships turn into rivalries as the pressures of tryouts get to be too much, and a charming grade twelve boy takes an interest in Vicky instead of Marjan. How far are the girls willing to go when the competition heats up? And is a trip (and a boy) worth the sacrifice of a teammate and a best friend?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-55277-550-9
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS JUV039060, JUV068000, JUV032150
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 640
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Trevor Kew

Trevor Kew is an English teacher in Japan and regular contributor to the soccer magazine Free Kick. He is also the author of several Lorimer Sports Stories novels, including Bench Brawl, Trading Goals, and Playing Favourites.

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Lorimer Sports Stories

Realistic, action-packed sports stories for reluctant middle-grade readers. Each book covers a contemporary theme—like bullying, friendship or prejudice—set against the backdrop of a specific sport. Books feature both boy and girl characters in grades 6 to 9, many from diverse… View available downloads →