Soccer Sabotage is a graphic novel which is part adventure and part instruction manual. Liam O’Donnell weaves a story which flows well, if you don’t mind some holes in the realism, and the soccer tips are well-placed and informative. I enjoyed the layout and artistry of Mike Deas as well. Many of graphic offerings are intended for older audiences but appeal to a younger audience because of their pictures. This one is intended for a younger audience but still has some adventure to appeal to their sense of danger and excitement. One of my students reviewed this one and thought it was worth adding to the library. Well worth the money for a K-8 library, not intended for 9-12.
Rating ✓ #1 (Highly Recommended) #2 #3 #4 (Not acceptable)
Interest Level: grades 2+ Reading Level: 3+
Curriculum Area: Language Arts
Themes/Topics: mystery, soccer
This book would be suitable for ✓ Lit Circles ✓ Kit Materials