Maya tries to change the world, one soccer trick at a time, but is it enough? Can Maya convince her friends (and not so friendly classmates) that soccer is fun? At least then she’d have someone to practice with on her way to conquering the world. And what about the other major dramas in Maya’s life? Could soccer help hold her family together?
I fell in love with Maya’s spunk and attitude. She’s so full of believing that it’s hard not to be caught up in her whirlwind. It was wonderful to live in her different world for a little while and breathe the Malaysian sea breeze, too.
A wonderful middle reader that brings Maya and her seaside town in Malaysia to vibrant life.
Author: Shamini Flint
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $12.99 RRP
Publication Date: May 2015
For ages: 7-9
Type: Junior Fiction