Out of Sync


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Darby Creek (Tm)
Publish Date
5.6 X 7.7 X 0.6 inches | 0.01 pounds
Library Binding

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"The Counterattack series is one that surrounds an elite soccer team, The Copperheads. Each title has a storyline that deals with controversial issues both on and off the field. Each title is fast-paced, readable, and appropriate for both middle and high school readers. Online discussion guides are available for each book in the series. Each discussion guide includes writing prompts and student discussion questions that match Common Core Standards." --Library Media Connection


"In Archenemy, Addie and Eva play soccer for Fraser High. After a misleading invitation, Addie finds herself sitting in church with Eva and listening to the pastor who says that two girls liking each other is an 'abomination.' The story takes a turn after Eva lets Addie know that she'd like to be more than friends and is rejected. Addie begins to find notes telling her to quit the team and that no one likes her. She isn't especially alarmed, but things get serious when Coach Berg tells her that she is being dismissed for harassing fellow teammates. Hoblin explores homosexuality without using the words 'gay' or 'lesbian, ' forcing readers to pay close attention. This story will reach many readers, not just reluctant ones. In Out of Sync, Madison 8 Wong's name includes the luckiest Chinese number, and she is known as 'Mad Dog' to her teammates. She and Dayton have been friends since they were six years old, playing soccer and doing everything else together. Now that they are sophomores, though, Maddie aims to score high on the field and on her SATs, but Dayton essentially wants to find herself and uses her energy to get fake IDs for a popular nightclub. Maddie is concerned about Dayton's lack of interest in the game and its effect on their friendship, but she's caught the eye of recruiters for Division-1 schools. With its play-by-play action, this novel will mainly hold the attention of soccer fanatics." --School Library Journal