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Saturday, May 3, 2014

REVIEW: Defending the Line: The David Luiz Story by Alex Carpenter

Title: Defending the Line
Series: ZonderKidz Biography
Author: Alex Carpenter
Published Date: April 22, 2014
Publisher: ZonderKidz
Format: paperback
Pages: 107
ISBN: 0310746418
Copy provided by: author
Genre: children sports religious
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: The story of David Luiz, 2010 player of the year and a rising star in international professional soccer, whose faith and success are inspiring to young athletes.
For kids ages 8-12 and soccer fans of all ages comes the newest addition to the Zonderkidz biography series,Defending the Line: The David Luiz Story. One of the rising stars in international soccer, David Luiz made his debut in professional soccer as a teen and has since become a star player whose faith and success inspire athletes young and old around the world.
As part of the Zonderkidz biography series, Defending the Line reveals the true story behind this sports celebrity, motivating young readers and giving parents, youth leaders, and librarians an inspirational new hero.
My Review: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLookBloggers®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
This was a very good book to read as an adult. Giving it to my 8 year old daughter, I found it was a little too much for her. She's a great reader, but I think my 11 year old would appreciate it more. I don't know much about soccer and there is a lot of soccer terminology in there. I found myself having to google some of the sports terms.
Towards the end of the book was where it became obvious how strong of a faith David Luiz has and how it has affected his life. I really enjoy how he has used his fame and money to help the poorer in the area he grew up in, as well as being there for children who look up to him.

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