Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

Sudden Death: A Roy of the Rovers Novel by Tom Palmer & Elkys Nova

Perfect for football lovers in Year 6+, Sudden Death is another powerful Roy Race & the Rovers story. It is full of hard work, training, match strategy and team dynamics, bringing the reality of professional football to life on the page. Readers will be carried away in the action, feeling every high and every low.

Roy Race is an inspiration. He looks after himself and his team. His conscious desire to be a role model and encourage younger players is just the message readers need to hear. He is a leader to be respected.

This story is very special. Not only is Roy struggling with new challenges in football, but his dad is very unwell. A brain tumour is taking hold and Roy, his sister Rocky and his mum only have limited time left with him. The strength of their family is incredible and adds a meaningful angle to the book.  This story is sure to develop empathy and show older children and teens that life isn’t always easy but with the right support, there is always a way through.

Thank you to Tom Palmer & Rebellion books for this special book!

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

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