Alecia's Vancouver soccer team, the Burrards, are a good, hard-fighting squad--her teammates are her friends and her coach is her loving step-dad.
When Lexi, a new kid, joins the team, her bad attitude makes things fall apart fast. Alecia decides to find out what makes Lexi so difficult, and to hold the team together, on the field and off.
Offside! shows how embracing unexpected change can make teams, and players, stronger.close this panel
SANDRA DIERSCH has written nine other books for kids and teens, including No Contact and Home Court Advantage, which is a Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens selection. She lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and young daughter.close this panel