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By Trevor Kew

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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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? [Fry Reading Level - 3.9

"Soccer action takes a backseat to teen angst and lively banter, but the cast is thoroughly multicultural, and by the end, all fences have been mended."

- Jon Peters Booklist Online (U.S.)

"Soccer action takes a backseat to teen angst and lively banter, but the cast is thoroughly multicultural, and by the end, all fences have been mended."

- Jon Peters Booklist Online (U.S.)

...a good novel for reluctant readers and for sports fans. Kew writes the soccer aspects of the novel very well. Recommended.

- Corinne Matthews Resource Links

...a ringing endorsement for the title overall and especially the soccer scenes...Sidelined is an excellent example of a transitional novel with crossover appeal. Even for those that do not regularly purchase series titles, Sidelined deserves a place on your bookshelf.

- Beth Maddigan CM Magazine

Kew does an excellent job segueing between the high-intensity sports-action sequences and the more fragile emotional scenes. Vicky's endeavors to balance her fledgling romance, soccer aspirations and a changing family structure will resonate with readers.

- Kirkus Reviews

TREVOR KEW is an English teacher and enthusiastic soccer goalkeeper. He is also the author of six Lorimer Sports Stories novels, including Run for Your Life, Bench Brawl, and Trading Goals. Trevor grew up in B.C. and now lives and works in Japan.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 1st September 2010
ISBN: 9781552775509
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 18th October 2010
ISBN: 9781552775516
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 128 pages
Publication Date: 29th January 2010
ISBN: 9781552775523
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:, JUV014000, JUV032000
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13


Similar titles:
Playing Favourites

Trading Goals

Bench Brawl

Run for Your Life

Trading Goals

Sport Stories

Sports Stories Series

High interest sports fiction

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Series features

  • Gripping, action-packed stories
  • Short, high-interest fiction
  • Contemporary themes and Canadian settings
  • Award-winning authors who know their sport

"A winning series... designed to attract reluctant readers as well as provide recreational reading for children who are interested in stories about sports."
- National Library of Canada

"Lorimer is obviously succeeding with this series of action-driven novels which encourage young readers to 'Get in the Game'!"
- Resource Links

Kids who love sports love these books, and so do teachers. When you put one of these into a young sports fan's hands, you can feel confident they will enjoy reading.