Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Main Page
Author List
Title List
New This Month
Interest Level
Subject List
Booktalking Tips
Book Review Sources
Reading lists
Nancy Keane's Children's Website

Click on the book to read Amazon reviews

Klass, David.
New York : Frances Foster Books, 2002.
ISBN 0374399638
Perhaps Lawndale High is haunted. That would explain the strange things happening around Joe Brickman  . It begins with the arrival of a Brazilian soccer star called “The Phenom” who arrives mysteriously and shakes things up around the school. “The Phenom” shines on the soccer field and controversy follows him everywhere. Things get strange when violence and danger escalate on school grounds. The football jocks expect others to bow to them in the halls and the refusal to do this results in major drama. Joe’s best friend Ed is also a mystery as he plots to take some dark revenge on the entire school. Follow Joe as he determines if the craziness at Lawndale High can be blamed on a phantom or if there is more to it. Will Joe have the courage to get through the events of his senior year that threaten to take him down? Find out in Home of the Braves.

Prepared by: Sue Anne Beym for South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Nominees 2005
SUBJECTS:     Soccer -- Fiction.
                        High schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.


Permission is granted for the noncommercial duplication and use of this resource, provided it is substantially unchanged from its present form and appropriate credit is given.