A gritty and realistic football tale.
NEIL ARKSEY is a writer, a professional actor and a swimming coach for youngsters. A TV scriptwriter whose work has included scriptwriting for CROSSROADS, he is the author of a number of successful children's titles, including FLINT, SUDDEN DEATH and BROOKSIE for the Transworld list and PLAYING THE EDGE and MACB (Puffin) and is beginning to develop a strong reputation for his original, gritty, contemporary footballing tales. He has been described, by Nicky Campbell on Radio 5 as 'Nick Hornby for kids'.
Nick Hornby for kids * Radio 5 Live *
A real winner with reluctant boys in Years 7 and 8 . . . There's action and a great deal of drama in this pacy story: the reader is never given time to be bored! * Literacy and Learning *
The narrative moves along quite quickly with constantly changing domestic scenes, exciting match reports, and various groups and people interacting * The School Librarian *