Just saw the first online review of the book on Goodreads.com. This guy, Michael, apparently snuck past the top secret security of Beacon Press and snatched a copy, because he read it before the book was published! (Or, more likely, he got his hands on an early uncorrected proof…)
Here are Michael’s comments:
Those who enjoyed H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights will enjoy this book for the same reasons. In it, the author follows a high school sports team, the sport of choice being soccer instead of football. He chronicles the ambition, stuggles, foibles, triumphs of the players and coaches, revealing what part sports play in the lives of young people. While this book lacks the character depth and hard-hitting cultural relevance that Bissinger’s conveys, it does make these boys’ lives meaningful to the reader, which is what, I think, the book intends to accomplish. I recommend it to anyone interested in sports, high schoolers, and Hispanic issues.