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The Penalty Area #2019

The Penalty Area The Penalty Area is a heartwarming novel about overcoming adversity making human connections and playing the glorious game of soccer Vincent once had a shot at becoming a professional soccer player

  • Title: The Penalty Area
  • Author: Alain Gillot
  • ISBN: 9781609453534
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Penalty Area By Alain Gillot, The Penalty Area is a heartwarming novel about overcoming adversity, making human connections, and playing the glorious game of soccer Vincent once had a shot at becoming a professional soccer player, but a career ending injury put an end to his dreams A tough kid from a poor family, he has become an emotionally cut off man with frustrated hopes and limited options He fThe Penalty Area is a heartwarming novel about overcoming adversity, making human connections, and playing the glorious game of soccer Vincent once had a shot at becoming a professional soccer player, but a career ending injury put an end to his dreams A tough kid from a poor family, he has become an emotionally cut off man with frustrated hopes and limited options He finds himself coaching an under 16 soccer club in an attempt to keep alive his only passion in life The team he coaches is little than a roster of hotheaded boys, none of whom understands the on field chemistry needed to win Simply put, they aren t of a championship caliber When his unemployed sister Madeleine, a single mother, dumps her thirteen year old son on him, Vincent panics With no clue how to take care of a teenager, he brings his nephew to practice and eventually throws him into the scrimmage It s then that Vincent notices there s something strange about L onard He has a preternatural ability for anticipating each striker s intentions, making him a remarkably talented goalkeeper, but he seems detached, absent, lost It becomes clear that L onardhas undiagnosed Asperger s syndrome, and also that, with L onard s abilities as a goalkeeper, Vincent s ragtag team has a chance to reach the finals For that to happen, for the team to find a reason to rally behind this strange kid from Paris, Vincent will have to let down his guard and open his heart for the first time ever A warm and engaging read, The Penalty Area is about building a sense of family on your own terms.

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    1. 3,5 5 Una peque a historia de superaci n de dos personas diferentes pero que tienen mucho en com n El f tbol es su nexo de uni n y de ah las ramificaciones que alcanzan a cada uno son inevitables para cambiarles la vida.

    2. Ein wirklich gelungenes Buch Ich mochte den Protagonisten sehr, genau so wie die ganze Beziehungsdynamik, die sich erst durch Fu ball so richtig zu entwickeln beginnt Gut, manche L sungen erscheinen mir ein bisschen einfach, fast schon etwas m rchenhaft, aber das macht auch den Charme des Buches aus, irgendwie.

    3. Vincent est un personnage plut t solitaire que la vie n a pas g t e L arriv e de L onard va bouleverser son petit univers Il va devoir faire des concessions et s ouvrir une autre personne Ce changement va op rer dans les deux sens L onard va beaucoup apprendre au contact de son oncle qui va l emmener sur un terrain de football Le sport va devenir un moyen pour eux de communiquer C est lors d un incident que Vincent va d couvrir que L onard est atteint d Asperger, une forme d autisme En dehors de [...]

    4. Quand sa soeur d barque Sedan et lui confie pour quelques semaines son fils de 13 ans, Vincent se sent pi g Ce solitaire a rompu depuis longtemps avec sa famille et affiche un go t mod r pour les enfants, m me s il entra ne les jeunes footballeurs de la ville Comment s y prendre avec ce neveu qui fuit tout contact et passe la nuit jouer aux checs Et comment L onard va t il r agir face cet oncle inconnu, lui qu un simple impr vu, geste ou parole, peut faire totalement paniquer La surface de r par [...]

    5. There is absolutely nothing down about this book, it is very much a lighthearted read centered around one of my favorite sports soccer.Leonard and Vincent are a great duo Both have so much to learn about each other, that you instantly feel a connection when they first meet So, in that way, The Penalty Area is so about the relationships off the field then on At the same time, the games and scrimmages are as exciting as real life matchups.Building a life for yourself and then surrounding it with [...]

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