- Age Range: 8 - 11 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 4
- Lexile Measure: 730L (What's this?)
- Series: Matt Christopher Sports Classics (Book 19)
- Paperback: 182 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (October 30, 1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316139815
- ISBN-13: 978-0316139816
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #666,085 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Soccer Halfback (Matt Christopher Sports Classics) Paperback – October 30, 1985
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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.
The main character in the book is Jabber. Jabber is about 13 years old and loves soccer. But his whole family wanted him to play football like his Dad,Uncle and brother. They wanted him to play football because his dad had a good career at Notre'Dame in football. Jabbers father died when he was only about five years old. His family would like Jabber to continue with his fathers dreams.
Anther character is Pete. This is Jabbers older brother. Pete plays football and he hang glides. Pete really likes football like his father but he is really trying to get Jabber to like to like the game as much as him. But one day pete was playing touch football with his friend and lost his wallet. It made Pete very mad because he had alot of money in there. He was going to use the money to buy a new pair of football cleats. Do you think he'll ever find it? Maybe. A couple of weeks after Pete lost his wallet he got in a bad hang-gliding accident. He was hurt badly, but recovered quickly.
The story is mainly about Jabber's family trying to get him to play football. They want him to play football because his father played it and loved it so they think he should. That gets Jabber all in a ruckus. Now Jabber feels guilty about only wanting to play soccer. The only one who thinks he should stay with soccer besides him is his sister Karen. Will Jabber quit soccer and join football? Read the book and find out. I hope I convinced you to read this book because I really liked it and I think you would too.
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!
I really liked this book Soccer Half Back.
This book was about a boy who plays on soccer team called the Nuggets. During this book they play a team called the
Sabers. I play on the Sabers so that is one of the many reasons I liked this book. During the book the Nuggets were complaining about the rough play of the sabers. When half time was over the Nuggets coach takes out the Nuggets best player Mose. The score was 2 to 0, then the Nuggets scored 2to1. The Nuggets were back in the game. The Nuggets best player is being doubled teamed. The rest is up to you- read the book and post a review to let me know how you like it.