Vee Caught Offside, the second book in Andrea Montalbano’s Soccer Sisters series, explores the world of Vee Merino, a member of the Brookville Bombers soccer team. Vee, the youngest player, lives in a different town and goes to a different school than the rest of her teammates, something that’d never caused any friction—until now. As the book progresses, Vee struggles with issues of identity, fitting in, bullying, friendship, class, and whether or not she can live up to the Soccer Sisters code.
This is a fantastic read for tweens, especially young girls, who are navigating tough situations in their own lives. Montalbano uses the team to illustrate concepts like friendship and loyalty, and shows just how far you can go if you communicate, stay strong, and follow your heart.
Vee Caught Offside is written by Andrea Montalbano and is published by In This Together Media, a company that strives to publish young adult fiction with authentic female characters. You can find all of the Soccer Sisters books at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, the Apple Bookstore, and certain independent booksellers.