Jack is a young boy. This is the most important moment of his life; his debut as a professional footballer. But there is a problem, it is 1914 and the war has started. Jack has made many friends in these first football matches but when rumours start about footballers being cowards, Jack has no choice but to join up. There are other rumours too. Good rumours. Rumours about the Flanders Cup, a tournament in the war between different battalions.
Does Jack get chosen to play?
Do Jack and his friends survive the war?
Does Jack get to play football again?
Read the book to find out!
I really liked this book because it really intrigued me and it is a true story! At some points it is quite emotional though.
I recommend this book to 8+ readers who like history or football. If you enjoy this book, read the Wings series or Defenders series.
I give it 11/10