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Kick

 by Mitch Johnson

  

Synopsis

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. 

 

Setting

Asia- Jakarta

 

Themes

Poverty, life chances, class and status

 

Genre

Fiction- Adventure

 

Educational Aspects

  • Links to KS3 curriculum
  • Different cultural experiences
  • Ideas surrounding human rights and poverty
  • Links to CRS curriculum