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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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Shutout is a good book for ages 12-15. Summary: Amanda and Lena have been best friends forever, and have ruled the soccer field since. Entering their freshmen year of high school, both trying out for the soccer team. Amanda made junior, Lena made varsity. Lena soon find...
Shutout is a good book for ages 12-15. Summary: Amanda and Lena have been best friends forever, and have ruled the soccer field since. Entering their freshmen year of high school, both trying out for the soccer team. Amanda made junior, Lena made varsity. Lena soon finds popularity more satisfying than having a true best friend, and soon leaves Amanda alone, who must face betrayal and jealousy. I loved this book, except for the ending. Lena had walked into the locker room after one of Amanda's games and said sorry, but didn't say why she was sorry, so it's like she didn't even care. Then she started crying about her popular boyfriend who had pretty much started their fight, had broken up with her. This led me to believe that Lena just apologized because she had noone else to cry to.

posted by 5788761 on August 7, 2011

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Imagine trying to "fit in" in the first year of high

Imagine trying to "fit in" in the first year of high school when you are an astonishing height of 5"11 (as a girl), you lost your mother at the age of 2, you didn't make the varsity soccer team(but your best friend did), and your best friend and you are ...
Imagine trying to "fit in" in the first year of high school when you are an astonishing height of 5"11 (as a girl), you lost your mother at the age of 2, you didn't make the varsity soccer team(but your best friend did), and your best friend and you are in a fight over if true friendship or popularity is more important. That is basically, in a few words, the life of Amanda Conant. 




Amanda and Lena had been best friends ever since they could imagine, and on the soccer field they were "the unstoppable pair". They practically lived at each others houses and were inseparable. This all changed when Amanda suddenly developed aching heel pains and was diagnosed with Sever's Disease. Lena was still a tremendous soccer player that could charge down the field in a few seconds, but Amanda however, had to stumble to get over to the goal to try to play goalie. When Lena makes the cut for varsity and Amanda doesn't, their friendship takes a downward toll. Amanda feels herself being shut out of popular Lena's life more and more everyday. When Amanda feels as if her whole life is over, Lena and her whole varsity team make some bad choices and end up suspended from the champion state soccer game. Will Lena and Amanda make up? Will Amanda get the chance to play in the champion state game? These questions and more will be answered in the novel Shutout by Brendan Halpin. 




Brendan Halpin's novel about long lost friendship and soccer, is filled with suspense and twists and turns that make you never want to put the book down. This book is very relatable to soccer fans and adrenaline filled during some intense soccer matches. The novel is geared towards realistic and sports fiction fans, but is a good read for anyone. 

posted by Anonymous on October 13, 2014

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    Really Good

    Shutout is a good book for ages 12-15. Summary: Amanda and Lena have been best friends forever, and have ruled the soccer field since. Entering their freshmen year of high school, both trying out for the soccer team. Amanda made junior, Lena made varsity. Lena soon finds popularity more satisfying than having a true best friend, and soon leaves Amanda alone, who must face betrayal and jealousy. I loved this book, except for the ending. Lena had walked into the locker room after one of Amanda's games and said sorry, but didn't say why she was sorry, so it's like she didn't even care. Then she started crying about her popular boyfriend who had pretty much started their fight, had broken up with her. This led me to believe that Lena just apologized because she had noone else to cry to.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Shutout

    Pretty good. But there could have been more details. 3 or 4 stars

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    LOVE IT ?

    I browed this book at the library and loved it . It teaches of betrayle but that you'll always find someone else .

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