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If you’re 18, love football and can bend a ball like Beckham, the world must be your oyster, right? Wrong. If you’re Jess – 18, Indian and a girl – forget it.

Jess just wants to play football but her wedding-obsessed parents have other ideas so she hides it from them. But when Jess and her friend Jules join a ladies team and get spotted by a talent scout, it all kicks off …

The Bend it Like Beckham movie was a box-office hit, starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Bend it Like Beckham was also transformed into a musical in London’s West End.

Reviews

This is a really excellent book -- I saw the film but the book is better!
Danielle Lewis, Craigmount High, Teen Titles
Why did I like this book? Simple! It was brilliant. Hilarious and sad.
Kylie Hughes, Heysham High School, Lancashire Children's Book of the Year Award
A brilliant read
Gemma Ashcroft, 17, Boox
Sheer joy to read
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