The story is about a girl who loves sport. She starts playing soccer for her local u10 soccer club. One day one of the U12s are out sick for an important match so Izzy has to step in and play for the U12s. Izzy was feeling very nervous but played very well in the match. Something that happens during the match means Izzy is feeling sad afterwards.

Luckily she has tickets to go to a women’s soccer game to take her mind off the incident. This a big game and if Ireland win they will get to go to the World Cup. During the match Izzy’s magical bracelet starts to glow and takes her and her friend Cara on an exciting magical adventure. Will Ireland women’s team win the big match? What happens on the magical adventure?

The Main Character

Izzy is eight years old. She is a brave, kind and a really sporty girl. She has a magical bracelet that takes her on cool magical adventures. One day she wants to play for the Irish women’s soccer team when she is older.

Thoughts About the Book

It’s a great book about soccer and if you like soccer this book is for you. A great book for building self confidence in sport and believing in yourself. I think it would be a good idea to read the other books in the series.

What Did You Like/Dislike?

I liked the way it has real football teams and Irish ones as well with good names for the charters and a believable story. I liked that the story is about a girl from Ireland.

Favourite Part

My favourite part is when she got the tickets to the world cup qualifier game because it would be a very exciting football match to go to.

Star Rating

I would give this book a 10-star rating because it is based on a real situation and will help girls and boys with confidence in sport. It will encourage them to dream big and bold.

For What Age Group?

I would recommend this book for 8-11 years olds.

by Holly, age 10, Sophie’s 4th class, Mullingar Educate Together N.S., Co Westmeath.

Izzy’s Magical Soccer Adventure” by Emma Larkin is on sale now for €9.00 (P/B).

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author Emma Larkin Books free of charge to Seomra Ranga for the purposes of this review