The Million Dollar Kick
Publisher: Recorded Books
Date: May 2012
Duration: 3 hours 36 minutes
The great news: The prize is $1 million! With it, 13-year-old Whisper Nelson could buy jewelry, clothes, and pay for college. She could even send her sister to college! To win, she must kick a goal past a professional soccer player. The bad news: She hates sports--all sports--with a passion! After her infamous soccer goal four years ago, to the other team's advantage, Whisper vowed to never play sports again.
Afraid of, yet again, looking like a total failure in front of a crowd of people, Whisper has a tough choice to make. Will she try the kick? Dan Gutman not only succeeds in writing an exciting play-by-play sports story, but also captures the essence of middle-school life. Narrator Christina Moore scores big with the right mix of emotions--from insecurity to confidence--from loss to victory.