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King, Donna.  
New York : Kingfisher, 207
IL 3-6, RL 5.0
ISBN 0753460823
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Tyra, a young amazing soccer player for the Tampa Bay Butterflies, was suddenly moved to a new country.  Kickoff by Donna King, takes place in a little town in England.  Life is hard for Tyra; she is in a new country, has an autistic sister, no friends, and is trying to get a place on a new soccer team.  There are only a few spots left on the soccer team and Tyra is fighting for them with girls who are not nice to her.  All of the girls who are mean to her are in her class and Tyra has no friends.  Soccer skills are Tyra's only thing she has in England.  Kickoff is a realistic fiction book.  Readers 5th through 8th grade would find this book intersting.  Will Tyra make the soccer team,and make new friends, or be alone in a new country?  (Allison W., student)
SUBJECTS:     Soccer players -- Fiction.
                        Girls -- Fiction.

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