Author: Patrick Loughlin
Published: 2014 by Random House Australia
Read: May 2014
Why it made it to the top of the pile: My 8-year-old son started playing rugby league this year, so we read it together.
Categories: Fiction, Children
Trivia Tidbit: Try Time is the first in a series of 'Billy Slater Presents' books about the West Hill Ravens junior footy team.
Full Disclosure: ARC courtesy the publisher and Netgalley
I read this with my son, who is playing his first season of rugby league this year. He loved it. The lessons are relatively subtle, with an emphasis on playing for fun, teamwork and sportsmanship. The tips at the back of the book are great too. It's a clever concept, and we are both looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Book Two is about one of the other players in the team, which is a fantastic way of focusing on different areas of the game and life as a 10-year-old while continuing the story of the West Hill Ravens' season.