Love Puppies and Corner Kicks [NOOK Book]

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Andrea's life is pretty close to perfect-she's the leading scorer on her soccer team, has great friends, and can't wait to start a new school year. Then her parents ruin everything by announcing that the family is moving to Scotland for a whole year! When Andrea gets there, she has to deal with a haunted castle, her stuttering problem, and some tough new soccer friends-who might not accept that the boy she is ...
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Overview

Andrea's life is pretty close to perfect-she's the leading scorer on her soccer team, has great friends, and can't wait to start a new school year. Then her parents ruin everything by announcing that the family is moving to Scotland for a whole year! When Andrea gets there, she has to deal with a haunted castle, her stuttering problem, and some tough new soccer friends-who might not accept that the boy she is crushing on plays for a rival team. It's a perfect middle-grade tale of friendship, sports, and first love.


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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Change, while challenging, often drives personal growth, as 13-year-old Andrea discovers. When her father announces the family is relocating to Scotland for a year, Andrea fears her new schoolmates will uncover her secret: She stutters. At home in the States, Andrea's stellar soccer skills and occasional use of her fists have enabled her to suppress her insecurities. At Dunnotar Academy, Andrea faces the dual stressors of new surroundings and social situations. A place on the Tough Girls Football Club soccer team seems a perfect opportunity for Andrea to rely on familiar strategies to conceal her speech issues. However, a blossoming friendship with a less popular girl and a fledgling romance give Andrea the courage to confront her anxieties. Krech skillfully portrays the dilemma Andrea faces-she can literally stay quiet and fit in or risk all by speaking up for herself and others. Plenty of soccer action and a resilient heroine make this a sure pick for the tween crowd. (Fiction. 10-14)
School Library Journal
Gr 5–7—Andrea loves soccer, words, her two best friends, and her life. Unfortunately, she must go to Scotland with her parents, where her father will be an exchange teacher at Dunnotar Academy. Andrea has to deal with her crush and her schoolwork even as she tries to impress the tough girls on the soccer team. Meanwhile, the stutter she thought she'd conquered has come back, but she has techniques for coping with it. Andrea is a likable character with whom kids will identify. Her escapades are full of realistic choices and humorous consequences. However, the portrayal of Scottish culture is slight. An entertaining read for those who enjoyed Lauren Myracle's Luv Ya Bunches (Abrams, 2009).—Terry Ann Lawler, Phoenix Public Library, AZ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101196243
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/4/2010
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 764,804
  • Age range: 10 years
  • File size: 328 KB

Meet the Author

R.W. Krech lives in New Jersey and is the author of Rebound, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    Amazinh Amazing Book!

    READ IT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    Excellent story and references to stuttering

    This book will enlighten parents of tweens who stutter and it will comfort the tweens themselves. The story is lovely and the references to stuttering are subtle and accurate. This is a fun story about a good kid who just happens to stutter as part of who she is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Good

    Pretty good. Don't like the swearing though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2010

    Light-hearted account of an adolescent's search for self

    Krech's book brings to life the confusion and conflict inherent in a young adolescent's search for self in this often light-hearted account of thirteen-year-old Andrea's year in Scotland when her father takes a teaching exchange job opportunity there. The teen-aged dialogue rings true between Andrea, her family, and peers - often with a Scotish accent. Typical adolescent problems of acceptance, peer pressure, and acting without thinking are explored and realistically portrayed. I'd love to see a sequel to find out what happens to Andrea after her return to life in New Jersey.

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    Posted September 4, 2011

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