Review: Penalty Kick by Terence O’leary

Posted February 28, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

Review: Penalty Kick by Terence O’learyPenalty Kick by Terence O'Leary
Published by Swan Creek Press on January 1st 1970
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Format: eARC
Pages: 216
Source: NetGalley
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Josh lives for soccer until the day of the accident. Brooke knows what it is like to wake up in a hospital bed with your whole life shattered. Inspired by true events, Penalty Kick is a poignant love story about a teenage girl who tries to help a fifteen-year-old boy overcome devastating loss.

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book is about two different person. Brooke has always lived her life in fear. Cancer has always been a part of her, and having to go through hair loss and losing her knee made her stronger than before. But when she finally defeated cancer, she gets to live life again. Until she met Josh. Josh has everything he wanted, until the day his mom died in the car accident, in a car that he was driving. Suddenly feeling guilty and sad and angry, it seemed like he could not go on with life. But then, Brooke came along and helped him.
This book has so many feels that my heart broke so many times. But you know, I love Brooke. She’s not really the main character in the book, but I think she played an important role. She was the one who changed Josh, who saved him actually. She was strong, so strong. And she never gave up on him, even when it seemed that he couldn’t let go of the guilt. Though, I do admit, I so love the book because it was mainly about soccer. I mean, seriously, the details describing each soccer match is like WOAH. But yeah, read this book at your own risk. It made me bawl my eyes out, and I’m sure it will make yours too :’)
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