The Breakaways

The Breakaways

Quiet, sensitive Faith starts middle school already worrying about how she will fit in. To her surprise, Amanda, a popular eighth grader, convinces her to join the school soccer team, the Bloodhounds. Having never played soccer in her life, Faith ends up on the C team, a ragtag group that’s way better at drama than at teamwork. Although they are awful at soccer, Faith and her teammates soon form a bond both on and off the soccer field that challenges their notions of loyalty, identity, friendship, and unity.

The Breakaways is a portrait of friendship in its many forms, and a raw and beautifully honest look into the lives of a diverse and defiantly independent group of kids learning to make room for themselves in the world.

Title:The Breakaways
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    The Breakaways Reviews

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    This was one of the cutest middle grade graphic novels ever. It was so fluffy, and had so many heartwarming moments, and an incredibly diverse cast of characters! It follows this young girl, Faith, wh...

  • Rod Brown

    Too many characters, none of whom really like being on a soccer team together, each get too few pages to have much of a character arc, especially with way too many pages wasted on a completely pointle...

  • Liz

    I really liked some aspects, but overall it was just kind of all over the place. ...

  • Chelsey

    I kept checking to see if my copy had pages ripped out, I was so confused....

  • Eva B.

    1.5 starsThe art was very cute, but that's about it. There was a very diverse cast, but there were so many characters that it's hard to follow them, and we don't get to know them super well. For examp...

  • Jennifer Hill

    I was really excited about the diversity of this book and enjoyed the small glimpses of diversity, but the character development was VERY spotty. I think there was too much shoved into one book. The c...

  • Renata

    This was a very cute, diverse graphic novel, including a gentle trans coming out story. It reads a bit like an anthology--there are a lot of characters followed, and it doesn't necessarily feel like t...

  • Ashley Tenn

    I think this might be one of my favorite books of all time. ...

  • Katie Lawrence

    What I loved: - Great representation and diversity!- I loved the art style a great deal. Each character was distinct.- I love that this is a sports book about people who are not very good at it and al...

  • Books on Stereo

    Far too many characters with little to no payoff....