A story of connections (and disconnections).
When you’re part of the team
the sideline is a place
But when you’re out of the team
the sideline changes.
Suddenly it’s the loneliest place
of them all.
After a devastating football injury, Blake struggles to cope with life on the sideline. Jolene, a gifted but conflicted hockey player, wants nothing more than for her dad to come home. And soccer-loving refugee, Amed, wants to belong. On the surface, it seems they have nothing in common. Except sport.
Illustrated by the supremely talented Sarah Davis. Available now from good bookstores and online from stores including Booktopia.
Teacher’s notes are available here
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Australian RRP: $14.99
And this awesome review is from librarian Dionyy, who delves deeply into the book with some amazing insights.
Chapter One – Read Aloud by the Author
Sally Murphy Introduces the Book
And more about the story behind Worse Things.
Want to write a poem of your own? Why not write a Definition poem. You can see my post about these here.