Empty Net

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Fourteen-year-old Madeline Snow is the star goalie and captain of her girls rep hockey team. When her father moves the family to a small town, she feels like she’s losing a lot. Maddie is unhappier than ever. Soon she discovers she’s made the town’s only Bantam team, but since they have a skilled goalie in Connor Spencer, Maddie wonders if she will get to play. When Connor dies in a car accident, Maddie is overwhelmed with sadness and guilt. But Maddie has become part of the community, and her friends help her to find the focus she needs to fill the empty net.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low
Category Diverse Books: Mental Health & Neurodiversity, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2018
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2020-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV032110, JUV039050, JUV039030
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 670
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Author: David Starr

David Starr is an author and high school principal. He's written for the Soccer United: Team Refugee series as well as for Lorimer Sports Stories.

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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. The themes will appeal to kids who play sports, such as rivalry, teamwork, competition… View available downloads →