The Zucchini Warriors

By Gordon Korman

Roommates Bruno and Boots locate hindrances of their method as they try to lead the Macdonald corridor Zucchini Warriors to a triumphant soccer season and earn the gift of a brand new sport middle.

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Cathy, you are making me apprehensive. What are you conversing approximately? " "The Macdonald corridor Warriors are hopeless. they wish aid. So the next day i am becoming a member of the group. " Diane leaned ahead. "It's particularly windy up right here, Cathy. It gave the impression of you simply acknowledged you are becoming a member of the workforce. " Cathy laughed back. "They want a quarterback — i am a quarterback. " Diane appeared horrified. "But it is a boys' workforce! they're going to by no means allow you to play! " "I do not intend to invite. we are going to see approximately this 'man's video game. '" "But Cathy, this can be loopy! " "Shhh, Diane. " She used to be on the binoculars once again. "I'm scouting my destiny teammates. " Quarterback Sneak Boots O'Neal, wearing his math books in a single hand and his huge fitness center bag within the different, jogged out the rear front of the college development, heading for the soccer stadium. He was once going to be overdue for perform back. Mr. Stratton was once a stickler for the agenda, yet at the present time have been even worse, simply because Kevin Klapper, the curriculum inspector, had sat in at the type. "Pssst! Boots! " Boots stopped brief and appeared round. There, hiding in a clump of timber, used to be Diane supply, beckoning madly. "I cannot cease, Diane. i am overdue. " "But it really is pressing! it really is — it is a topic of existence and dying! " Boots placed down books and bag and ran over to the timber. "What's incorrect? " "I cannot let you know. " "What do you suggest you cannot inform me? " "You're status in huge daylight," she defined, "where simply a person can see you. in the event that they come over to you, they're going to locate me. Come into the timber. " In exasperation, Boots ducked at the back of a department and entered the thicket. "Okay, make it quick. " "Do you promise to not inform somebody? " "Cross my middle and wish to die! " His line of sight obscured by means of a wide juniper bush, Boots did not see Cathy Burton dart from conceal, nab his fitness center bag, and dash off in the direction of the stadium. "You're overdue, O'Neal! " barked trainer Flynn. "We're beginning with a scrimmage. recover from there. " with no conversing, Cathy, wearing Boots's gear and uniform, jogged over and located her position within the lineup. The ball used to be snapped to her, and he or she pale again because the receivers started to run their styles, attempting to elude the security. unexpectedly she reared again and fired a bullet go through a sea of our bodies. It struck the receiver, Sidney, complete within the chest, knocking the wind out of him. The strength of the ball was once so robust that, clutching it, he staggered backward and fell over around the target line. Henry Carson's jaw dropped. "Did you notice that? " he howled at Flynn. "What a throw! Attaway, O'Neal! " Bruno ran over to the quarterback and offered the shoulder pads a hearty punch. "Hey, Boots, the place did you learn how to go like that? " Cathy gave him her sweetest smile. "Hi, Bruno. " Bruno gawked. His mouth opened and closed numerous instances, yet no sound got here out. "Nice day for a soccer video game, eh? " "C-C-C-C-Cathy — ? " Bruno all started. yet Cathy simply circled and jogged again to the place trainer Flynn used to be developing the following play. Bruno watched her receding again. The jersey learn O'Neal. "Come on, Walton! " barked Flynn.

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