Winner of the 2018 Branford Boase Award.
Selected for The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge 2018.
Budi’s plan is simple.
He’s going to be a star.
Budi’s going to play for the greatest team on earth, instead of sweating over each stitch he sews, each football boot he makes.
But one unlucky kick brings Budi’s world crashing down. Now he owes the Dragon, the most dangerous man in Jakarta. Soon it isn’t only Budi’s dreams at stake, but his life.
A story about dreaming big, about hope and heroes, and never letting anything stand in your way.
Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019
Kick is endorsed by Amnesty International
“A brilliant debut.” John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
“A fantastically original debut that champions hope, dogged optimism in the face of adversity, and friendship” M. G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy and Branford Boase Award judge