This book follows the life of the current USA women’s football team captain, Alex Morgan, and shows her journey from playground to pitch and school player to professional. I particularly enjoyed this book since I’m a young footballer and I loved seeing how practice makes perfect and hard work pays off.
My favourite characters would be Alex herself for her amazing football skills, her parents for always supporting her and her best friend Abbie, who when times were hard told her to never give up.
I would definitely recommend this book to other people my age, particularly if they love football, because of the teamwork, inspiration and friendship that it teaches throughout. It also reminds you to never give up in the pursuit of your dreams.
This book is different from other books I’ve read because the main footballer is actually a woman. This is good because it offers young girls like me a role model and at the same time boosts confidence that #girlscan. The autobiographical style of the book is also something I haven’t experienced that much before and I liked the fact that you knew the story was true.
I would rate this book five stars because it got me sitting in bed at night, feeling like I was in the crowd cheering Alex and her teammates on. I couldn’t wait to find out what she would achieve next. In fact, it was made all the better by reading it when the actual Women’s World Cup had begun and I was able to watch Alex score five goals against Thailand in the USA’s opening game. I also liked the interactive element at the end of the book – it tested your knowledge and provided further facts about Alex’s career.
Finally, reading this book has given me the urge to read the other Ultimate Football heroes book. In fact, I am looking forward to reading the one about England’s Smith next.
This is one of four biographies about leading women footballers that are being reviewed by our bloggers – each book will have two reviews. You can find out more about the complete series at Ultimate Football Heroes.