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King of the Bench; Kicking and Screaming

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“King of the Bench-Kicking and Screaming” by Steve Moore is the third book in the “King of the Bench”series. By far, it is my favorite one yet.

Steve (the main character) loves all sports, and the things that goes around the games like the nice leather smell of a new baseball glove.

Well, almost all sports, some sports like bullfighting, skydiving, and synchronized swimming don’t exactly fry his burger. But there’s another sport he doesn’t like, and it’s probably the most popular sport in the world; soccer.

The main reason why Steve doesn’t like soccer is that he has lousy foot eye coordination, he calls it “Foot-Eye-Dweeb-Itis.”

Steve’s best friends Joey, Carlos, and Becky love soccer. His friends pulled him to watch a soccer game once, then the most popular sport in the world, soccer.

Steve got bored, so he murmured, “I hate soccer.” Becky heard him and left. Steve liked her as a friend, and wants to get her to be his friend again, so Steve takes a big step out of his comfort zone and decides to play soccer for the schools JV team.

After he gets on a bus to go to the Laurensville Garden Hotel, a hotel near the stadium, where he is going to play soccer, he realizes that there is no bathroom in the back of the bus, and he has already drunk a few Gatorade bottles and they haven’t even left the parking lot! To make things worse, the other students gossip about a legendary player in Nike Preparatory Academy named Thunderfoot.

How would he ever survive his stay at the hotel and his way back? Read the book to find out.

I would recommend this book for people ages 7-13 who like series such as “King of the Bench,” “Timmy Failure,” and “I Funny”.

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5 Responses to “King of the Bench; Kicking and Screaming”

  1. Patrick Biondolillo on April 26th, 2018 9:03 am

    I love the, “Timmy Failure” books, and all around humorous books. This book sounds great because I like sports, too. I love how you arranged the article and gave other series that are alike. Great job! ⚽️

  2. Brandon Flores on May 8th, 2018 9:34 am

    Wow! That was a pretty good review with both excitment and humor! Great job!

  3. Christopher Dang on May 21st, 2018 9:28 am

    I’d love to read this book. This book sounds realistic because anyone would want a friend back, and they’d probably do something they hate, like what Steve’s going through. You did a good job describing the book, too. Good job!

  4. Nicholas Vacchiano on May 30th, 2018 9:12 am

    That sounds exciting! I hope he can make it to the hotel and “survives” his hotel stay!

  5. Ryan Cheng on June 7th, 2018 9:10 am

    Thanks for commenting, everybody!

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