I made the mistake of reading the first few pages of this book in the classroom whilst my class were getting ready for PE. One small splutter of laughter resulting from page 2, and they all wanted to know what I was reading. Now I have a list of children desperate to read it - even though it's really an easy read for the majority of them!
This is a fantastic book aimed at the majority of girls from 7 to 10 - particularly those who have an interest in football; although anyone with a sense of humour should relate to the key characters.
Megan, the main character,is a lively, inquisitive child who is desperate to join a girls' football team - but there are none in the area. No-one gets chosen for the school team until they are in Year 5 at the bare minimum - and she's still in Year 3 - so what can she do?
The solution is lovely - and the sense of humour reverberates throughout the book, making it appeal to a wide number of children.
A terrific stocking filler - particularly for young tomboys; but I reckon most girls will enjoy this innovative new series.