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Lily and the Rockets

It’s 1917. Lily spends her days working in a munitions factory, her nights picking metal out of her hair, and her lunchtimes kicking a ball with her workmates.

Together they form a football team, the Rockets, and a league soon follows. But when the war ends, the girls lose both their jobs and their football.

Not Lily. If her only chance of being a goalie is to play with the men, then that’s what she’ll do …

Our Review Panel says...

I loved the premise of this book, so I was thrilled to get the opportunity to read and review it. Taking us back to first world war London, Rebecca Stevens delivers a tale of war, family and friendships but above all an inspirational story of ladies’ football. The captivating story follows Lily Dodd, an ordinary 14-year-old – other than being taller than most 14-year-olds and dreaming of becoming a goalkeeper. Together with her best friend Amy May, the two girls devise a plan to lie about their age to obtain jobs in the munitions factory. After discovering the death of her favourite brother, Amy May decides instead to go to France to help the nurses. This aspect of the story really highlighted that it may not have just been the boys who lied about their age to help, but girls may have too…

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