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    The Breakfast Club Adventures

    A Book Recommendation For March

    The Breakfast Club Adventures by Marcus Rashford

    You’ve probably heard of Marcus Rashford. Either for his heroics on the football pitch, inspiring millions of young people to get into the Beautiful Game, or for his tireless work for charities and those who are in need.

    Rashford is a man of many talents, especially with a ball at his feet, but surprisingly, with the help of co-author Alex Falase-Koya, he’s pretty good with a pen as well. Not at his feet, in his hand of course! Written with children’s author Falase-Koya, it’s packed with tons of illustrations by Marta Kissi, making it the perfect book for children who may be a little bit reluctant to read. After the huge success of his You Are a Champion series, written to help show children how to dream big, believe in themselves and find their voices, Marcus has had a go at writing stories with his hit series The Breakfast Club Adventures.

    What’s It All About?

    As the story begins, there’s something fishy going on at Marcus’s school, and whether he likes it or not, the young lad is going to get to the bottom of it! When twelve-year-old Marcus kicks his favourite football over the school fence, he knows he’s never getting it back. Nothing that goes over that wall ever comes back. But when Marcus gets a mysterious note inviting him to join the Breakfast Club Investigators, he is soon pulled into an exciting adventure with his new mates Stacey, Lise and Asim to find out what is lurking on the other side of the fence – and get his football back!

    Inspired by Marcus’s own experiences growing up, The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Beast Beyond the Fence will have you diving into an exciting and mysterious adventure full of fun-filled friendships and fantastical creatures as the Breakfast Club investigate weird goings on.

    The Story Behind The Story

    But why would Marcus Rashford choose, of all things, to write about a school breakfast club? Well, growing up in poverty, school was a big help to him, and a big source of inspiration for this story. Here’s what he had to say: ‘Breakfast Club guaranteed I had the best possible start to my day and welcomed me with open arms. It wasn’t just about food. It was about forming friendships, about togetherness, about escape. It was where some of my greatest memories were made. I want to capture that feeling in my book.’

    But what about the story itself? Well, it’s nothing short of a brilliantly fun tale that manages to teach its readers a thing or two along the way. You’ll fall in love with Marcus and the rest of the quirky kids of the Breakfast Club, and you’ll be along for a ride full of twists and turns. Think Scooby-Doo, but with fewer dogs and more breakfast. And footballs.

    The Breakfast Club Adventures depicts the kind of problems many young children face, and the story manages to talk about friendship, community and confidence—all without getting bogged down in boring bits. Marcus Rashford might as well try his hand at teaching! If there is one problem with the book, it’s that it’s too short! The story is only 150 pages long, and they fly by so fast that it’s a shame to reach the ending. But not to worry, there are three more in the series ready to read! And more on the way!

    And yes, it’s still a great book even if you don’t support Manchester United!


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