Saturday, May 3, 2014
REVIEW: Defending the Line: The David Luiz Story by Alex Carpenter
Series: ZonderKidz Biography
Author: Alex Carpenter
Published Date: April 22, 2014
Copy provided by: author
Genre: children sports religious
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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.
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.