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Soccer Halfback (Matt Christopher Sports Classics) Paperback – October 30, 1985
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he turns out to be very good at it. The kids name is Jabber and he's in the 8th grade. A couple years ago Jabber's dad died in a car accident. His dad was a very well known football star. He was just started doing well in the pros when he gets hiis by a other car.
HIs brother Pete is follwing in his dads footsteps as a budding star on his high school. So him and his mom think Jabber should also follow in their footsteps. As Pete is budding into a star Jabber is scoring the winning goal in soccer. Jabber and is best friend Moses and stork are the best on the soccer team. Well Jabber is the leading score on the team geting like 3 or 4 goals a game.
Pete loses his wallet and a couple days later Jabber finds it and thers no more money in the wallet and so Jabber thinks that Pete thinks that Jabber took the money to buy his new soccer shoes buyt he didn't really take the money.
Before the next soccer game he goes hangliding with Pete breaks his lag ther goes the football season for Pete
So that gets Jabber thinking about swithching sports.
I did give this book a 5 because its very well written
In the story "Soccer Halfback" this boy named Jabber Morris plays soccer and loves it. Bit the problem is that his dad (who played football) has passed away and now his whole family wants him to give up soccer and switch over to football. Will Jabber destroy all of his dreams to make his family happy?
I thought that "Soccer Halfback") has the so far the best book I have ever read it has action, love, and a lot of feeling. This book keeps you guessing until the very end when all of your questions you might ask yourself while reading get answered.
I think that this book could influence on anyone who has a lot of pressure on them and is someone who wants to make a lot of people happy. Well this is like all the bad things that happens to Jabber in "Soccer Halfback". See most people in this world has parents who wants you to do something you absolutely hate and you have a dream of being a soccer player, dancer, singer etc.
I recommend this book to anyone who plays soccer or like the game or for anyone who has a lot of things of their plate and your parents are pressuring to do something you hate, well this is the book for you.
Do you want to know if Jabber is going to destroy his dreams? You better read this book! You can check this book out at any local library.
This book is fine read for fans of the author. Young male and even female readers with an interest in sports especially soccer will like this book.
Jabber Morris isn't developed enough for me. The book could further develop its main character.
Jabber Morris chooses soccer as a sport to play, but his brother, uncle, mother, sister and the town think he should play football. Jabber likes to play soccer, but his family thinks differently. Jabber buys a pair of new soccer shoes, when he does that Pete, his brother, thinks its final that Jabber is going to stick with soccer. Jabber and Pete have the same thinking for one sport and that sport is Hang gliding. But after an accident and his mom talking to him, Jabber rethinks what sport he is going to play for the rest of his life.
The realistic fiction book Matt Christopher wrote was ok, but Matt has wrote better sports books. I liked this book because it is about soccer, my favorite sport, but I disliked the book because it didn't keep me into the book. The book is ok but if you want a really interesting book check out some of the other books Matt Christopher. (by Howard L. in Torrance CA.)
I think the best part of this book is the beginning when he starts out with a soccer game and the main character is about to score. The only thing I disliked about this book was that he didn't focus much on the main character's life much other than soccer and family problems. Overall, I would say this is one of my favorite books!
I think the best thing he did in this book was set the setting well so you think you are actually there in the book. He also lets you get a mental picture of what tha characers look like i real life. I think this is an outstanding book!
When this book first came out, the game of soccer was about five years away from really exploding onto the U.S. sports scene. Being a soccer player (which was a minority at the time) myself I was constantly searching for books, fact or fictional, that dealt with the game of soccer. There weren't many at the time but Matt Christopher's _Soccer Halfback_ was a diamond in the rough that not only is a great story but one that taught me a great lesson:
It's okay to break the mold to do something you love even it's not seen as popular or you are ridiculed for it at the time. Thank you for the courage Mr. Christopher.
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