Best Teen & Young Adult Soccer Fiction Books
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Author: by Yamile Saied Méndez
A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK Recipient of the 2021 Pura Belpr Young Adult Author Medal One of BuzzFeed’s Must-Read YA Books of 2020 A Best Book of the Year: Cosmopolitan * Kirkus Reviews * SheReads * New York Public Library An engrossing #OwnVoices novel.
PopSugar This book will set your dreams on fire …It’s fabulous. Reese WitherspoonA powerful contemporary YA for fans of The Poet X and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter set in Argentina, about a rising soccer star who must put everything on the lineeven her blooming love storyto follow her dreams.
In Rosario, Argentina, Camila Hassan lives a double life. At home, she is a careful daughter, living within her mother’s narrow expectations, in her rising-soccer-star brother’s shadow, and under the abusive rule of her short-tempered father. On the field, she is La Furia, a powerhouse of skill and talent.
When her team qualifies for the South American tournament, Camila gets the chance to see just how far those talents can take her. In her wildest dreams, she’d get an athletic scholarship to a North American university. But the path ahead isn’t easy.
2. The Passing Playbook
Author: by Isaac Fitzsimons
Dial Books (June 1, 2021)
Love, Simon meets Bend It Like Beckham in this feel-good contemporary romance about a trans athlete who must decide between fighting for his right to play and staying stealth. A sharply observant and vividly drawn debut. I loved every minute I spent in this story, and I’ve never rooted harder for a jock in my life.
New York Times bestselling author Becky Albertalli Fifteen-year-old Spencer Harris is a proud nerd, an awesome big brother, and a David Beckham in training. He’s also transgender. After transitioning at his old school leads to a year of isolation and bullying, Spencer gets a fresh start at Oakley, the most liberal private school in Ohio.
At Oakley, Spencer seems to have it all: more accepting classmates, a decent shot at a starting position on the boys’ soccer team, great new friends, and maybe even something more than friendship with one of his teammates. The problem is, no one at Oakley knows Spencer is transhe’s passing.
But when a discriminatory law forces Spencer’s coach to bench him, Spencer has to make a choice: cheer his team on from the sidelines or publicly fight for his right to play, even though it would mean coming out to everyoneincluding the guy he’s falling for.
3. Running with Lions
Author: by Julian Winters
Duet Books (June 7, 2018)
June 7, 2018
Bloomington High School Lions star goalie Sebastian Hughes should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing, and hes got a coach who doesnt ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood-best-friend Emir Shah shows up at summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the teams success may end up in the hands of the one guy who hates him.
Determined to reconnect with Emir for the sake of the Lions, he sets out to regain Emirs trust. But to Sebastians surprise, sweaty days on the pitch, wandering the towns streets, and bonding on the weekends spark more than just friendship between them.
4. The Bad Boy and the Tomboy
Author: by Nicole Nwosu
Some love stories begin in all the wrong ways. Always comfortable being one of the guys, Macy Anderson is laser focused on only three things: studies, soccer, and a scholarship. Romance is the last thing on Macy’s mind, until Cedric Cahillthe one boy she’s ever crushed onasks her out on a date.
Handsome and charismatic, Cedric’s everything Macy has ever wanted in a boyfriend. There’s just one problem: Cedric’s cousin Sam. Brazen and unapologetic with a bad-boy reputation to match, Sam has an annoying way of constantly showing up in Macy’s life.
Something crackles beneath their just friends relationship, and soon Macy’s thinking about him in all the ways she shouldn’tpushing things too far when she’s around him. As the tension between them escalates, Macy needs to decide if it’s worth risking both a friendship and a relationship to find out where her heart’s loyalties truly lie.
Especially when the truth behind Sam’s bad-boy demeanor changes everything between them forever.
6. Now Is the Time for Running
Author: by Michael Williams
When tragedy strikes, Deo’s love of soccer is all he has left. Can he use that gift to find hope once more? Just down the road from their families, Deo and his friends play soccer in the dusty fields of Zimbabwe, cheered on by Deo’s older brother, Innocent.
It is a day like any other .. Until the soldiers arrive and Deo and Innocent are forced to run for their lives, fleeing the wreckage of their village for the distant promise of safe haven. Along the way, they face the prejudice and poverty that await refugees everywhere, and must rely on the kindness of people they meet to make it through.
Relevant, timely, and accessibly written, Now Is the Time For Running is a staggering story of survival that follows Deo and his mentally handicapped older brother on a transformative journey that will stick with readers long after the last page.
7. Out of Nowhere
Author: by Maria Padian
Winner of the Maine Literary AwardCalled rich and multidimensional by School Library Journal in a starred review, Out of Nowhere follows Tom Bouchard: captain and star of the Enniston High School soccer team; boyfriend to one of the prettiest, most popular girls; and third in his class, likely to have his pick of any college (if he ever bothers filling out his applications).
But life in his idyllic small Maine town quickly gets turned upside down after the events of 9/11. Enniston has become a secondary migration location for Somali refugees seeking a better life after their country is destroyed by war. Tom hasn’t thought much about his Somali classmates until four of them join the soccer team, including Saeed.
He comes out of nowhere on the field to make impossible shots, and suddenly the team is winning, dominating even. But when Saeed’s eligibility is questioned and Tom screws up in a big way, he’s left to grapple with a culture he doesn’t understand and take responsibility for his actions.
8. The Kissing Game: A Sweet YA Boarding School Romance (Kiss Academy Book 1)
Author: by Julia Keanini
September 27, 2019
It’s the game that can change everything. Every noteworthy couple at Kiss Academy has started in the same place, in the same way.The Kissing Game. And although I’d like to say the idea of doing the same thing as everyone else is too cliche…I can’t.
But it isn’t like I want just any boy to be waiting on that X, looking around the crowd to meet my eyes at the sound of the courtyard clock chiming. I only want Nashville Wilde. Too bad the rest of the female population at Kiss feels the same way.
Not only is Nash loved by all, he’s a freaking movie star and totally out of my league. And to top it all off? He’s my best friend’s brother.Talk about doomed. And yet like a fool…I dream. But then junior year rolls around and the rules of the game seem to change.
We become friends and… Could Nash be interested in me? Will we meet at the illustrious X? Or is it all my foolish imagination? The Kissing Game is a stand-alone romance and the first book in the Sweet and Wholesome YA series, Kiss Academy.
Author: by Cookie O'Gorman
March 31, 2016
Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz. Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on.
There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take. Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend.And fast. Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F.
(fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal-even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties. The problem: Sally’s been in love with Becks all her life-and he’s completely clueless.
This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?
Author: by Mal Peet
In a refreshed paperback edition with a bold cover, this novel by award-winning author Mal Peet transports readers to a fictional South American country and a world of soccer, celebrity, and strange occurrences investigated by sports reporter Paul Faustino. When Paul Faustino of La Nacin flips on his tape recorder for an exclusive interview with El Gato the phenomenal goalkeeper who single-handedly won his team the World Cup the seasoned reporter quickly learns that this will be no ordinary story.
Instead, the legendary El Gato narrates a spellbinding tale that begins in the South American rain forest, where a ghostly but very real mentor, the Keeper, emerges to teach a poor, gawky boy the most thrilling secrets of the game.
A seamless blend of magic realism and exhilarating soccer action, this evocative novel will haunt readers long after the story ends.
11. Choose to Matter: Being Courageously and Fabulously YOU
Author: by Julie Foudy
In Choose to Matter, Julie Foudy, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former captain of the US National team, takes you on a journey to discover your authentic self. This book is a roadmap to unleash that courageous YOU and have you singing your dreams out loud.
Along with sharing stories from her playing days and personal experiences, Julie taps into the wisdom of other incredible female leaders including “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, soccer stars Mia Hamm and Alex Morgan, and Facebook superwoman and Lean In founder Sheryl Sandberg.
In her Leadership Academy, Julie encourages young women to find the leader that exists in all of them, whatever their personality or vocal chord strength might be. Complete with fun exercises and activities, Choose to Matter guides readers in all aspects of their lives.
Julie believes every young woman has the power to be a leader who makes a positive impact. And it all starts by choosing to matter. So go ahead, start now.Because you can.
12. The Bro Code
Author: by Elizabeth A. Seibert
Some rules were made to be broken. As a certified stand-up bro, Nick Maguire knows that some things in life are sacred: Do not skip ab workouts. Never back down from spicy foods. And always accept the outcome of Rock, Paper, Scissors.
For these are the revered doctrines of The Bro Code, rules of conduct that have been passed down through the ages from bro to bro. Heading into his senior year, Cassidy High’s star soccer player has his priorities straight and intends to spend his time playing sports, hanging out, and living by the code.
But when his best bro Carter’s sister Eliza returns from studying overseas, the awkward, academic girl Nick remembers is different. Carter might be Nick’s bro, but Eliza becomes his whole worldand choosing between them is unimaginable. Ultimately, Nick needs to decide if being with the girl of his dreams is worth breaking The Bro Code’s most important rule of all: never date your best bro’s sister …
Because he simply can’t have both.
13. ¡Gool!: El sueno se inicia… (Spanish Edition)
Author: by Robert Rigby
Cuando Santiago Muez llega a Los Angeles de Mxico a la tierna edad de diez aos, viaja con slo una bola de ftbol y una foto deslucida de la Copa Mundial. Cuando un cazatalento de Inglaterra le ofrece la oportunidad de cumplir su sueo eterno de jugar al ftbol, vuela hasta un lejano rincn del mundo a jugarse el todo por el todo.
Sin embargo, no todo es color de rosa cuando Santiago aterriza en una de las ciudades ms industriales y desalentadoras de Inglaterra. La presin que Santiago siente por triunfar crece cada da, provocndolo a ocultar un secreto que podra sabotear su juego.
No cabe duda que Santiago posee instinto, habilidad y determinacin. Pero tendr el aguante para triunfar en el ftbol profesional europeo? Basado en la pelcula espectacular del mismo nombre, GOOOL! Es un relato conmovedor de desafos y tribulaciones, tragedias y triunfos, ambientado en el mundo del deporte ms popular y emocionante de todos los tiempos.
14. Kiss Now, Lie Later
Author: by C.W. Farnsworth
December 31, 2020
One boy.One girl.Two feuding towns. MAEVEI’ve heard a lot of things about Weston Cole.Popular.Conceited.Supercilious. He’s spent the last three years steadily dismantling my family’s legacy.I should hate him.And I did. Until I encountered him freshman year and discovered he’s also troubled.Captivating.Audacious.
And when I come across him again senior year, it turns out that knowledge is even more dangerous than his suggestive smirk… WESTONNo girl in Glenmont is more untouchable than Maeve Stevens. She lives across enemy lines. Her father is the head football coach.
Her twin brother’s their quarterback.My latest problem? One glimpse of her viridian eyes makes me forget about the decades long rivalry between our two towns. A few forbidden kisses, and the only thing I want to fight for?Her.
15. Rondo Soccer Drills: 100+ Rondo Soccer Skills and Drills to Escalate Your Individual and Team Soccer Game
Author: by Chest Dugger
Have you wondered how Pep Guardiola’s teams have dominated European leagues for the last two decades? Not only is the answer simple; it’s something that you can use to take your game and your team’s game leagues above your oppositionThe key to Pep’s success at Barcelona and Manchester City is the Rondo.
Rondos have transformed modern football. Not only have Rondos helped Pep dominate European football, they’ve helped turn the Spanish national team into the best in the world. The system behind Rondos was the beating heart of the brilliant Barcelona teams, which dominated Europe for a decade from 2005.
They made soccer even more exciting to watch, improving players’ technical ability and creating a proper, total football (in the European sense) game. Their approach was reminiscent of the fantastic Ajax team of the 1970s and the great Dutch teams of that era.
They led to the excitement of the high press and the thrilling soccer, which follows when the press is defeated. They proved the benefit of technique over physical prowess. So, what is this miracle of the training pitch which has so transformed the game of soccer?