by Pete Kalu - £6.99 HopeRoad Publishing Ltd (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781908446336 | ISBN 10: 1908446331
Book two in the STRIKER series has arrived
Marcus is a 14 year old footballing genius who keeps getting into deep trouble at his school. He is the best player by far at Ducie High, in a tough, ethnically diverse, inner city area. The team gets tantalisingly close to Schools League and Cup glory. His Nigerian father is a wannabe soul singer with a day job as a postman, and his English mum cold-calls double glazing. They are at a loss what to do with wayward, Marcus.
Dealing with deafness, shifting friends, crazy parents and a ‘special measures’ school, he will have to gather all the strength he can find – in others as well as within himself.
(Price & availability last checked: July 2015)
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