Daily Archives: April 11, 2012

Book Shorts: Shutout



Title:  Shutout

Author:  Brendan Halpin

Summary:  Fourteen-year-old Amanda and her best friend Lena start high school looking forward to playing on the varsity soccer team, but when Lena makes varsity and Amanda only makes junior varsity, their long friendship rapidly changes.

I started reading it because… it sounded like a fun book about sports and friendship.

I kept reading because… it was straight up HILARIOUS.

Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To:  Play in the Women’s World Cup!

Six Word Recap:  Two friends – only one makes varsity.

This book reminded me of… hanging out with your funniest, most down-to-earth friend, because Amanda (the main character) is so awesome.

Websites of interest:  The author also has a pretty funny blog: http://www.brendanhalpin.com/