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Off the Wall

by Camilla Reghelini Rivers

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humorous stories, siblings
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list price: $8.95
edition:Paperback
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published: Oct 2001
ISBN:9781550287509
imprint: Lorimer
Description

Indoor soccer is what Lizzie does best. At school other kids bug her and her teacher thinks she's a troublemaker, but during a game she feels focused, free.

Lately, however, her younger sister Shelby has taken up the game. Shelby's a nice kid, but she leads a charmed life--she copies everything Lizzie does, then does it better. Soon Shelby is a soccer star and her team is challenging Lizzie's in tournament play. When the girls are pitted against each other on the field, hurt feelings fuel a brutal competition, with dangerous results.

Off the Wall shows the difficulty of acknowledging the best qualities in those we love, and in ourselves.

About the Author

Camilla Reghelini Rivers

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 13
Grade:
4 to 8
Reading age:
7 to 10
Awards
  • Winner, Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection
Editorial Reviews

"[Off the Wall stands out by covering thought-provoking territory."

— School Library Journal

Camilla Reghelini Rivers has written a thoughtful story about the difficulties of being a teenager... Teen readers can sympathize with Lizzie and see themselves in this high spirited character. The pages contain comedy, tears and the wonder of finding a new friend... Real life! Recommended.

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Praise for the Sports Stories series:
"These stories are exceedingly well-written and speak to their themes well."

— Hamilton Spectator

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