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Four YA Sporty Girls Who Are Kicking Goals

Soccer is the hot sport of the moment, thanks to that big game happening in Russia. But don’t let the dudes rule the field, these books feature sport loving ladies who deserve their time in the spotlight.


The Season

A Pride and Prejudice retelling with a soccer mad main character and set during the debutante season she is forced into? YES PLEASE! Megan is the soccer star here and we love her grit and determination, especially when faced with Texas beauty queens.

Anna and the French Kiss

Shout out for MEREDITH! She is part of Etienne St. Clair’s friendship group that Anna falls into when she arrives in Paris, with Meredith not-so-secretly is in love with St. Clair . While it doesn’t look good on that front, her soccer skills are legit and she has an Italian University wanting to recruit her. With a slight tease to her future in Isla and the Happily Ever After, is anyone else seriously wanting a Meredith story?!

The Truth About Forever

Macy is a runner and has been all her life but when her father tragically dies during their morning run – she hangs up her sneakers, the grief and memories proving too much. It’s a classic Sarah Dessen novel that tackles issues of the heart, but we love her descriptions of running and the freedom and calm that Macy feels.

Vampire Academy

While being a Dhampir isn’t technically a sport, Rose Hathaway certainly has to train like a top level athlete. The first book in the series especially has some serious training sessions, and when a certain Russian mentor is present – they are even more compelling!




Penguin Teen