Bingo Book # 23

Bingo Book #23 is Love Puppies and Corner Kicks by Bob Krech. This is a light and funny middle grade novel about 13-year-old Andrea whose family has uprooted her from her American life, where she has great friends and is the leading scorer on her soccer team, to live in Scotland for a year. Scotland presents all sorts of challenges for her: her stuttering habit comes back, her family has to live with her school principal, she tries to impress the tough girls on the soccer team, and then there’s the crush she develops. (The “love puppy” part of the title.) Lots of laugh out loud moments with this book. Bob Krech taught in Aberdeen, Scotland, which inspired much of the writing here. He shared his creative space with us on June 7.

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