Ever wondered what it would be like to have a stepmother who dresses like an `overweight fairy'? Are you a teenage girl who will battle through torrential rain and thick mud to show your talent on the football field? - Than this book is a must read!
Goalden Girl is an enjoyable read for all ages. Written from the point of view of Gemma, Goalden Girl explores what it is like for a teenage Goth girl who is dealing with the death of her parent, a bumpy start with her stepfamily, and attendance at a new school where the students struggle to accept any change to stereotypical tradition.
Although Tracey Morait could have focused on these issues with a sharp and serious eye, it was relieving to see the story remained lighthearted and entertaining. The descriptions of the characters add an extra amusement factor and the twists keep the reader guessing to the inevitable boiling point.
Even if football is not your thing, Goalden Girl still appeals to people who like a positive tale about teenage achievement and determination.
If you purchase this book, it's guaranteed you will: laugh out loud, find yourself growling at the pack of brash boys, and cheering for a reds win. Bring on the next in the series!