Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE - [ By Shamini Flint Pub­lished By Sun­bear Pub­lish­ing]

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.

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