The Silent Striker - by Pete Kalu

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The Silent Striker - by Pete Kalu

'Full to the brim with joy, heartache and passion for the beautiful game' – Melvin Burgess

'It's been a long time coming but the master is back... Pete Kalu returns with a story that takes you through every emotion a young school boy goes through.' – Dotun Adebayo, BBC Radio 5

'...[Kalu] portrays the magic and loss in a teenaged life wiht complexity, and great care.' – Michelle Green, Author of Jebel Marra

Marcus is the best player on his soccer team--a graceful, fluid force who can dominate the pitch. He's good enough, in fact, that there are rumours he is being scouted by the best football team ever. A brilliantly realized young adult novel, THE SILENT STRIKER is moving, funny, and uplifting.

This is the story of what happens when Marcus starts to lose his hearing--and with it, it seems, his whole world. Troubled by his developing disability, he finds himself unable to concentrate on the game and increasingly isolated from his friends and family--but is that isolation real, or is it the result of his own behavior? As he confronts not only his hearing loss, but the problems with his family, friends, and girlfriend Marcus grows to understand that in life as in soccer, accepting the help of others is essential.

Readership: Young Adult 

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