Never Say Quit

Never Say Quit

by Bill Wallace
     
 

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They're the leftovers. The scrubs. Four boys and three girls. The seven nobody wants. Hot-shot soccer team rejects. So Justine, Randy and Brandon decide to form their own team: The Misfits.

It's not easy finding players, but it is even harder persuading down-and-out Paul Reiner, a former high school principal, to be their coach.

Finally Coach Reiner

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They're the leftovers. The scrubs. Four boys and three girls. The seven nobody wants. Hot-shot soccer team rejects. So Justine, Randy and Brandon decide to form their own team: The Misfits.

It's not easy finding players, but it is even harder persuading down-and-out Paul Reiner, a former high school principal, to be their coach.

Finally Coach Reiner agrees to help. Rule #1, says the Coach, "You've got to become a team." It's a whole new ballgame as Justine and the gang learn how to turn outsiders into friends.

But the real goal is soon clear: to prove to Coach Reiner that he needs them as much as they need him...

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Rejected by the local soccer team, a motley assortment of kids decides to recruit enough members to form their own team. They call themselves the Misfits, intending to describe their racial, economic and emotional makeup. Needing a coach, they draft their former principal, now an alcoholic. In exchange for payment in beers, he takes on their cause and, using self-esteem boosters, pulls the team together. Along the way, he solves (with alarming ease) various problems related to immigration and physical abuse. The pat solutions and cliched wisdom negate any possible credibility. Characters are little more than personifications of social problems, while colorless writing and a predictable plot further weaken this would-be Breakfast Club . Ages 8-12. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671882648
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
07/13/1994
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.59(d)
Lexile:
640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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