Book Title: Kick

Details: Author: Johnson, Mitch

Reading Age: 11 - 13

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN-13: 9781474928151

Number of pages: 304

Dimensions: 19.8 x 2.2 x 13.2 cm

Retail Price: €8.96

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Book Details

Budi's plan is simple. He's going to be a star. Budi's going to play for the greatest team on earth, instead of sweating over each stitch he sews, each football boot he makes. But one unlucky kick brings Budi's world crashing down. Now he owes the Dragon, the most dangerous man in Jakarta. Soon it isn't only Budi's dreams at stake, but his life. A story about dreaming big, about hope and heroes, and never letting anything stand in your way.


Mitch Johnson brings the Indonesian city of Jakarta to life in this gripping adventure, full of twists, turns and inspiring bravery against the odds... Kick deals with issues such as poverty, child labour and human rights in a way that proves we share more than makes us different. This is a fast-paced story about big dreams, bravery and fighting for justice up until the final whistle. --Scoop magazine

About the Author

After graduating from the University of East Anglia with an award-winning first class degree in English Literature with Creative Writing, Mitch completed Kick, his debut novel for middle grade readers. He was inspired to write it while working in a sports shop where he discovered a discarded, crumpled drinks sachet left in a shoebox between a brand-new pair of football boots. Mitch now works as a bookseller at Waterstones, Norwich, and writes in his spare time."