Graphic Novel
by Alexander, Kwame, Anyabwile, Dawud | Reading age: from c 11 years
Published 01/09/2022 by Andersen Press Ltd in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 320 pages, Spot colour illustrations throughout

SKU: '9781839132230 Categories: ,


Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can’t nobody stop you/can’t nobody cop you…

Twelve-year-old Nick is a football-mad boy who absolutely hates books. In this graphic novel adaptation of the acclaimed verse novel, football, family, love, and friendship take centre stage as Nick tries to figure out how to navigate his parents’ break-up, stand up to bullies, and impress the girl of his dreams. These challenges – which seem even harder than scoring a tie-breaking, game-winning goal – change his life, as well as his best friend’s.