AUTHOR = MICHAEL HYDE
GENRE = FOOTBALL, GROWING UP, FAMILY
INTEREST LEVEL = YEARS 10, 11
Johnny Carbonne is feeling the pressure. Johnny has been promoted to the Seniors in the same club where his father played. Johnny’s dad (Sam) was a great footy player and is well remembered by the old timers in the club, including the coach. But Sam died in his prime, when Johnny was only 7, so Johnny feels the weight of is heritage. On top of this he is not playing well at the minute, a footy scout is interested in watching him play and then, to top it all off, he gets injured.
When dreams start disturbing his sleep, it seems a good time for Johnny to head down to Tassis to visit his grandparents and see the site where his father died. Will the trip south provide him with answers or just up the ante even further?
A compelling book about footy, families and tradition.
Recommended (dma) ****