In the first book, Kevin narrates a story about the passion he shares with his friends for soccer. As Spring Break approaches, the Wild Bunch has only one thing on their minds-soccer. So as the last of the snow melts, and spring is here, the Wild Bunch rushes to their soccer field only to find out that another team has taken it over. This team is called the Unbeatables and is led by Mickey the bulldozer, who is the toughest guy at school and in the neighborhood. This team consists of a bunch of bullies. But there was no way that the Wild Bunch could give up their field. So Kevin and his friends challenge the Unbeatables to a soccer game. After two weeks of practice, the winning team would take over the soccer field.
In these two weeks, the Wild Bunch works with their coach to learn how to become a team. But will this be enough? Will the Wild Bunch defeat the Unbeatables?
My youngest son loves soccer, so I was interested to review this book. Although it is geared towards kids ages 8 - 14, I found it quite enjoyable to read myself. As the story unfolds, the characters learn about diversity and teamwork. Even Landon Donovan, captain of the Los Angeles Galaxy and 2009 Major League's Soccer MVP, wrote "I am a huge fan of the Wild Soccer Bunch!" in his message at the beginning of the book.
Interested in buying the book? It is available through http://www.wildsoccerbunch.com/, http://www.amazon.com/, and http://www.solebooks.com/ for $12.95.