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Keeper (Paul Faustino, #1)

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"This stirring adventure — a soccer story? a ghost story? — defies expectations. . . . Both lyrical and gripping." — KIRKUS REVIEWS (star...
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Summary: South American journalist Paul Faustino starts his interview with the World Cup soccer star, El Gato. He expected to be recording the thoughts of a goalkeeper at the height of his career. He never thought he would hear a breath taking story of a young, and lonely boy growing up in the middle of a rain forest. Paul learns about El Gato who wondered upon a mysterious soccer field and found the ghost within, that appeared to him daily and trained him to become the greatest goalkeeper ever known. He is suffers from hallucinations due to the stress of the game. Will the readers and Paul Faustino find some truth to his fantastic tale?

 

Theme: I believe there is alot you can take from this book. But I believe the major theme is the idea of making the best out of your situation, even if its unbarrable. El Gato lived in the rain forest, in South America and faced harish situations. He would wander through the forest alone. Most of the time he had no one and no friends to hang out with. That did not stop him from reaching for the stars, and becoming the greatest goal keeper of all time. This I believe shows another major theme of the book to never give up.

 

Review: I liked this book. It was intresting finding out the thoughts and ideas of El Gato. The author did a great job on getting deeper and deeper in to El Gato's life, as the book continued. Also i liked that it was a story about a sports player overcoming adversy and was very detremined to get better. It was a inspirational story.

 

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Ronaldinho " Football's Greatest " ( Documentary Sky Sport ) .. [ Part 1/2 ]

Ronaldinho " Football's Greatest " ( Documentary Sky Sport ) .. Part 1 Arsenal vs Chelsea Liverpool vs West Ham Valencia CF vs Real Madrid CF South park FC B...
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Summary: This video features a player named Ronaldinho. This player is from Bazil and is a soccer player. This documentary is about his life from the very beginning to present day, and all the adversity he faced in the in between. He was born to be a soccer player and was still a growing star today.

 

 

 

Relate: This documentary relates to my book in many ways. This video shows a documentary of the journey of a soccer player and his way of facing adversity. In my novel it is also about El Gato's life and being interview on how overcame adversity. Also both soccer players, at one point didn’t know if they wanted to continue playing anymore. They both made something good out of a bad situation.

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U.S. History In Context - Document

U.S. History In Context
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Summary: This article  is about Hallucinations. Hallucinations are when you see, hear, or feel something that isn't actually there. It talks about how people could hallucinate and what the possible causes are, for halucinating. Many older adults with bad hearing and site, hallucinate more frequently.

 

Relate: This article relates to my story in a way because both involve hallucinations. In my novel my character faces the hard truth, that he is suffering from hallucinations. I feel that this article would of been a great thing for my character to read because he had many questions, which was answered in this article

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International Soccer Camps, Academies & Soccer Schools | IFX

Are you dreaming of playing soccer internationally? With IFX soccer training programs you get to train & compete with international pro, semi-pro, and youth clubs!
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Summary: This website is about a international soccer programs. It is for camps,leagues, professional playing, and youth soccer. It shows the dates and prices for all the programs and allows any international players to come and show what they got. All players from age from youth to professional ages are aloud.

 

Relate: This relates to my story in many ways. My book talks about a player who first started off playing at a international socccer program just like the one that is presented on this website. It shows how early players start playing soccer and all the things they have to do to sign up. El Gato started as a youth player in on of these international teams. This is why this web site connects with my book so well.

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Rainforest

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This is a picture of a rainforest. This is a South American rainforest. It’s very green and many living things live here. The thought for hallucination great in an area like this.

 

 

 

Relate: This picture relates to my novel because, El Gato lived in the rainforest. As a child he would walk through these, unwalkable forest grounds. To visualize a child walking through this scene, in the picture, is almost unreal. Rainforest are one of the most dangerest places in the world. It’s almost impossible to see what lies beneath all the green leaves and roots. This picture describes the fear and possible hallucinations, El Gato had.

 

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GOAL!: The Dream Begins: Robert Rigby: 9780152057985: Amazon.com: Books

GOAL!: The Dream Begins

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GOAL!: The Dream Begins [Robert Rigby] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. While growing up on the tough streets of Los Angeles, Santiago's greatest joy is playing soccer.
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Summary: Growing up on the tough streets of Los Angeles, Santiago's greatest love was playing soccer. A dream come true to him when a British scout sees him playing in the park and offers him a shot to play with England's top Premiership clubs. Santiago leaves behind his struggling family and all his friends and flies halfway around the world to follow his dreams. But it's wasn’t so easy when Santiago arrives in northern England. Team practices are intense, and in people live and breathe soccer. The pressure even spurs Santiago to keep a secret that could sabotage his performance. There is no doubt that Santiago has skill, flair, and dedication.

 

 

 

Relate: This story relates to my story Keeper because it followed a determined soccer player through the hard times of trying to reach his goal. Both characters from each story is overcoming a deep secrete and leaving behind there rough childhood. They both made something out of there bad situations and rose above all the adversity, to become there best.

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