TEN by Shamini Flint is about Maya, a 10year- old girl living in Malaysia who loves books and is obsessed with football ( soccer). Her favourite team is Brazil because they have player 10, Zico, “the best player in the world.”
Maya dreams of becoming a professional footballer but she has never kicked a ball. She persuades her parents to buy her a ball and takes it to school, hoping to get some girls to play with her. Maya’s team eventually grows and bonds. They play against other schools for 10,000 ringit ( Malaysian money).
To know what happens next you’re going to have to read the book yourself! The story starts slowly ( just a dribble) but if you continue reading, it scores a winning goal of 8/ 10 in the end.