Betting Game (Orca Sports) (Paperback)

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Jack's a star player on an elite soccer team along with his brother, Alex.

The Lancers are on top of the league, even favored to win the National Championship. But the game's about to change. A slick bookie wins Jack's friendship and introduces him to illegal betting. Before long, Jack is hooked on the adrenaline rush, and early wins convince him that gambling could make him rich. Meanwhile, an ever-widening rift is forming between the two brothers. Suddenly, Jack's "system" fails and his luck runs out. How could a few losses pile up to a gut-kicking ten grand? When he can't pay, the bookie gives Jack one way out--throw the National Championship. But can he betray his brother, his team and himself?

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for middle-grade readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don't like to read

About the Author

Heather M. O'Connor knows all about warming up a keeper. Three of her kids played keep for rep teams. In 2006, after fifteen years on the sidelines, the devoted soccer mom bought some cleats and joined a team. Heather is a freelance writer, editor, author and mother of five (and grandmother of two). She lives in Whitby, Ontario, with her family and her yellow Lab, Lady. Her biggest thrill while writing this book was touring the Toronto FC Training Ground. Go, Reds!

Product Details
ISBN: 9781459809307
ISBN-10: 1459809300
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication Date: October 20th, 2015
Pages: 216
Language: English
Series: Orca Sports