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  • 10 August 2018
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Keeper AUTHOR Mal Peet Read & Download ´ 109 Al goalkeeper who single handedly brought his team the World Cup the seasoned reporter uickly learns that this will be no ordinary story Instead the legendary El Gato narrates a spellbinding tale that begins in the South American rainforest wher. I am not and will not ever be a soccer buff but this book gave me an appreciation for the game that I definitely did not possess beforehand Peet has written a novel that weaves mysticism and football into one package that takes surprising turnsAlternating between current day and El Gato s childhood the reader is taken on a journey from his knobbly kneed talentless beginnings to his World Cup winning present It s a vivid journey one where every event is written in action packed detail that allows you to be in the moment The characters are expertly depicted El Gato is a character that evolves beautifully like a caterpillar into a butterfly under the tutelage of the mysterious Keeper In the end soccerfootball is a metaphor for life embrace your vulnerability and fear work your butt off and stay open to opportunities and good things will comeIf there was anything to uibble it would be the scenes in present day Some of the dialogue felt a little flat for me almost like it was an untruth At time it was easy to resent Faustino and his interference into the unravelling past of El Gato Perhaps this was the goal of Peet for the journalist to add a splash of reality to the magical tale of the boy and the shadow As the readers we want to return to the jungle to the Keeper to El Gato s journey as soon as possible It s a fantastic way to build tension within the story and within the readerIt s a lovely read Full of joy for soccer the technicalities of the game and of life the need for belief in yourself and the impossible and the joy in success It s uite a surprising read that runs the gamut of emotions and turns highly recommended

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Keeper AUTHOR Mal Peet Read & Download ´ 109 This stirring adventure a soccer story a ghost story defies expectations Both lyrical and gripping KIRKUS REVIEWS starred reviewWhen Paul Faustino of LA NACION flips on his tape recorder for an exclusive interview with El Gato the phenomen. Before I go into the details of this review I feel it ought to be said that I have been a footballsoccer goalkeeper for just about 16 years now come to think of it that s half of my life I was browsing casually for football related literature and amidst the pool of typical football oldstar biographies Keeper by Mal Peet stood outThe first thing I noticed about it was its fiction nature the second that it was given the tagline of a book for adolescentsTo my utmost shame I have to admit that the latter fact turned me off a little So I merely made a mental note about Keeper and moved onIt was only after adding it in Goodreads some one or two months later and reviewing some of the reviews it had gotten that I decided to actually get and read itI learned that perhaps the only thing adolescent about Keeper is its length 224 pages The Book itself is a wonderful fictional read for any football enthusiast such as myselfThe story of the book revolves around the now greatest football goalkeeper of all times El Gato who after single handedly winning the FIFA world cup for his team is meeting a popular south american sports journalist to give an exclusive interviewThe narration alternates between a dialogue of the two men and a monologue by Gato whenever he recalls his life and how he came to be the man that he is todayIndeed El Gato has come a long way to be the grand sportsman that he is now He confesses into the reporter that in order to become a great football player he had to actually give up on playing football first When I read these words I was as confused as you may be now but those challenging words only serve to draw you into the story and the world of the KeeperKeeper is an adventurous at times very magical story about the coming of age that every human being experiences and no two experiences of that kind are the sameWe learn about the childhood home of Gato in South America a rain forestjungle logging camp that serves as the home to the families of the men that work as loggers there Mal Peet manages to describe both the forest and the loggers work in a vivid authentic way It is hard work to cut the forest down to push back nature on soil that has been claimed by it many many years before Man has even set foot on it As such the only respite there is for anyone in El Gato s home camp is football the elderly watch football games on a small TV set together whenever they need not work and the younger ones do of course play football themselves dusty and bare feeted football games those are of course there is nothing glamorous about it but it makes them happy for a while And moments of happiness they need to fade out the cruel and hard working environment that is their logging camp The children s football games however do not excite one young boy one called El Cigueno the stork and one who would eventually be called El Gato the cat the protagonist Back then and out of frustration over his lacking football skills the boy one day wanders off into the rain forest on a route he s never taken before To his surprise he ends up on a clearing in the middle of the forest something very unusual and even unusual is the football goal that is on that makeshift football pitch This is the place where a mysterious person appears a goalkeeper obviously who takes it upon himself to mentor young El Cigueno and have him become El Gato the world s greatest goalkeeperKeeper was a complete joy to read I realise that may be so because I m a football addict but still I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in sportsThe descriptions of the football play are action packed and vividly narrated you cannot help but re enact the scenes inside the book in your head and it is so accurate it is astonishing The emotions and thoughts going through El Gato s mind whenever he plays are surprisingly close to what I tend to feel and think during a game I remember than a few moments when I had a smile on my face while reading the book since it all called so close to home The sports related narrations of the book are top notchThe mystery parts of the book are compelling as well especially since they are closely related to the rain forest That setting made everything that much enigmatic for me It was fairly obvious where the book was headed story wise but nevertheless I felt this never decreased my enjoyment of it I believe that is due to the lyrical perhaps even magical nature of the narration I cannot truly put my finger on it but after turning the last page I sincerely wished that the story would not have come to an end yet I wanted to return to the clearing in the rain forest to El Gato and his mysterious mentor and train football with them

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Keeper AUTHOR Mal Peet Read & Download ´ 109 E a ghostly but very real mentor the Keeper emerges to teach a poor gawky boy the most thrilling secrets of the game A seamless blend of magic realism and exhilarating soccer action this evocative novel will haunt readers long after the story ends. I got this young adult novel for my daughter to read but ended up reading it myself It s uite an unusual story Keeper is set up as a first person narrative by El Gato the nickname of the world s greatest soccer player He is being interviewed by a journalist named Paul Faustino El Gato relates his boyhood journey and transformation into an almost supernaturally gifted goalkeeper Faustino is skeptical and wonders if he s being lied toIt is a strange tale El Gato is the son of a poor logger who lives in a village at the edge of the rainforest He is not particularly adept at the town soccer games and his gangly frame and clumsy play earns him the nickname El Cig e o the Stork Despite his grandmother s dire warnings he starts straying into the jungle where he encounters an empty soccer field with a goal which should tip you off that something isn t normal as the jungle normally has to be hacked back from taking over the village there is no way a soccer field wouldn t revert to trees He meets a spectral goalkeeper in old fashioned soccer clothes from another era Thus begin his extraordinary lessons in goal keeping He explains his jungle absences by keeping journals filled with drawings and observations of the natural world His mother has ambitions for him to go to university and become a scientistnaturalist He is supposed to pay for this by joining his father as a logger for two years once he becomes 15 saving his money and then going off to school There is an intensely brutal soccer game that takes place in a clearing at the camp every Saturday after payday and the loggers typically play the camp mechanics El Gato takes the place of a missing keeper and his giftedness soon gives him a different destinyThis book is very much worth reading The description of goal keeping is interesting even if you are not a huge sports fan as is the description of the brutal logging camp environment and the Darwinian dog eat dog cruelties of the loggers and camp workers as well This is a metaphysical journey as well what is your gift and your place in the world Well written and unusual I ll probably read it again