Carmen is a 12-year-old star striker for the Blue Dragons A Team, but when her best friend Destiny abandons the team to try theater, the Dragons need a new goalkeeper, stat. Carmen quickly learns her new position as keeper, but she struggles to deal with the changes in her friendship with Destiny. Plus, there’s one shot she just can’t seem to stop. Now, the league championship has gone to a shootout, and of course the other team’s best striker has the last kick. Can Carmen save both her team’s championship dreams and her most important friendship?
In the Clutch hooks readers with a do-or-die moment from youth sports, then rewinds to show how the books’ young athletes found themselves needing to perform under pressure.
About the Author
When Michelle L. Brown isn’t writing or directing plays, she enjoys writing books and magazine stories. But her favorite activity is cheering on the “home team,” which includes her husband Bob, their twelve kids, two bettas, a Great Pyrenees, and a parrot.