Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A new student review of Outcasts United by Warren St. John

VBat posted a new student review of Outcasts United by Warren St. John. See the full review.

I enjoyed reading Outcasts United, despite my limited knowledge of soccer. While the game does play a prominent role in the book, the true story lies in each boy's journey. Each member of the Fugees has a unique, often heartbreaking tale of how they came to this country, and these stories are woven throughout the soccer game descriptions. Luma's active participation in the Clarkston community is inspirational, and the formation of her amazing charity is yet another angle explored in the book.  I especially liked the touching part of the book in which the Fugees went trick-or-treating. It was interesting to see the cultural events that American-born children understand, through the eyes of refugee children experiencing them for the first time.I would recommend this book to soccer fans, pre-teens and teens interested in non-fiction human interest stories, and anyone looking for inspiration.

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