Author: Daisuke Higuchi
Summary: Whistle! is a sports shonen manga, and the story follows a boy whose goal is to become a professional soccer player despite his lack of height. He starts out in a Japanese high school.
I started reading it because, as a small, small child I saw it on a shelf at the library.
In a yearbook, the man character would be vote Most Likely To: Become a Minor League Professional Soccer Player.
This book reminded me of Real because, honestly, this is the only other sports manga I can currently recall with this level of setting exploration and realism. Whistle! has a much lighter tone, though, and they are different sports. Real is very gritty.
I love this series because the main character is interesting and the twists aren’t too predictable.
–Lexie, 15, West Seattle