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Now Is the Time for Running

Now Is the Time for Running

Soccer Sweetheart

Soccer Sweetheart (The Rook Café Book 1)

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Just down the road from their families, Deo and his friends play soccer in the dusty fields of Zimbabwe, cheered on by Deo's older brother, Innocent. It is a day like any other... until the soldiers arrive and Deo and Innocent are forced to run for their lives, fleeing the wreckage of their village for the distant promise of safe haven in South Africa. Along the way, they face the prejudice and poverty that greet refugees everywhere, but eventually Deo finds hope, joining dozens of other homeless, displaced teens on the World Cup Street Soccer team--a possible ticket out of extreme hardship to a new life.

Captivating and timely, Now Is the Time for Running is a staggering story of survival that follows Deo and his brother on a transformative journey that will stay with readers long after the last page.
She's a tomboy, the girl-next-door who fangirls over tons of book boyfriends.
He is the high school soccer star, the hot guy that makes girls swoon.
They've been BFFs. What if it's not enough?
Not anymore.
An addictive YA about true love, friendship and the pain of growing up.
Previously published as The Rook Crew, this freshly updated edition is full of romance, laugh-out-loud scenes and swoon-worthy moments.
"I tried to hate you, to forgive you, all just to forget you, but I'm only capable of loving you. You're tattooed onto my skin, and the more I try to erase you, the deeper you sink in." 
    It's a lovely early summer night, the kind of night where nothing could possibly go wrong, just perfect for anything, absolutely perfect for her seventeenth birthday party. Marika has invited her entire circle of friends over. The Rook crew, named for The Rook Café where they get together. She can't think of anything better than all of them together, just hanging out and doing nothing. Everyone is there including Matteo, Matteo Zovigo: ash brown hair, worn like he just got out of bed, and intense sky-blue eyes. They have known each other since childhood, and have been best friends for almost as long. But while he's a gorgeous, athletic, popular guy with a smile that makes your mind go blank and your mouth go dry, she is just like so many other girls her age: uncomfortable about her looks and her weight - neither super-skinny nor blonde like the cheerleader types - and certain that Matteo is out of her league. 
They have grown up with very few cares in the world in the midst of vineyards in the rolling Berici Hills, rocked gently by the rhythms of school and friends. But hundreds of miles away in the big city, in an elegant old building downtown, their destiny is about to be changed from behind a luxurious mahogany desk. 
  Matteo's departure for Milan to follow his dreams will throw everything off balance, thrusting new, tempting situations into their lives: unexplored worlds of pro sport and its opportunities and sacrifices, contracts and huge paychecks, symphonic metal, emotions, teenage trials and tribulations, awkward relationships, and memories as cutting as a sword slicing through tofu. 
When another guy fills that emptiness in Marika's life, every move, every thought, every feeling gets amplified and everything gets more complicated, and more intense.
ISBN 0316077887 -
Dimensions Width: 1.9 cm (0.75'')
Length: 14 cm (5.5'')
Height: 21.3 cm (8.38'')
Weight 0.204 kg (0.45 lb) -
Package Dimensions Width: 13.6 cm (5.35'')
Length: 20.6 cm (8.11'')
Height: 1.8 cm (0.71'')
Package Weight 0.24 kg (0.53 lb) -
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Publication Date 2013-03-12 2017-07-27
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  • Manufacturer: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • PartNumber: FBA-|283470
  • ProductGroup: Book
  • Amazon ASIN: 0316077887
  • EAN: 9780316077880
  • ProductGroup: eBooks
  • Amazon ASIN: B074CNYFT3
Release Date 2013-03-12 2017-07-27
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