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Usborne Publishing Ltd
Paperback / softback
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.
The main character (Budi) has a simple dream to one day play football in front of an audience and be a star - but with no money, a medical condition and a boring job stitching shoes, Budi is tied down by reality. Yet with help from his best friend and all the stories his grandparents give him, he knows that one day he could become a star! So I enjoyed all the descriptions and thought that went into this book to make me never stop reading it and the sense that some people aren't lucky enough to have money but still have important dreams that make them who they are.
Suggested Reading Age 9+