From torn ACLs to performance-enhancing drugs, this series of accessible novels for reluctant teen readers covers the real pressures and controversies of high-level girls’ soccer. Packed with in-game and after-game drama of the Copperheads, an ethnically diverse, varsity girls’ soccer team in North Carolina, Counterattack will appeal to sports-loving young adults looking for a high-intensity read.
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Collect all of the Counterattack titles:
Archenemy—Eva and Addie are super close. But when Eva wants more than friendship, Addie puts soccer first. Will Addie keep her spot on the team after Eva's latest act of sabotage?
The Beast—When a concussion knocks starting goalie Alyssa from the lineup, her teammate Becca takes over in goal. What kind of beast will Alyssa have to be to reclaim her position?
Blowout—Lacy spent the winter recovering from a knee injury. Raven is a tough-as-nails player—and she's going after Lacy's starting spot. Will Raven sabotage her teammate? And can Lacy conquer her fear?
Offside—Between school and family, Faith barely has time for soccer. So when Coach Berg gives her extra attention, she feels... special. Can she keep her head in the game?
Out of Sync—Since they were six-year-olds, Madison and Dayton have had soccer sync. But lately, Dayton spends more time partying than playing soccer. Will the scoring machine break down?
Under Pressure—More than anything, Elise wants to wear the Carolina blue. And a UNC scout is visiting soon. “Performance supplements" make Elise feel great. But will it last?
$27.93, Library Binding
204-212 Pages ● 5 ¼ x 7 ½
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