Since the invention of power-enhancing body armour, football has never been the same. The youth league is dominated by the ruthless Vestige United. However, Jim Tranton thinks Vestige may be cheating. He enters the dangerous underworld of the armour companies to learn how and makes a startling discovery. Now the only way to prove Vestige are cheats is to join the team undercover. Is Jim ready to play ball? Football Force is part of the Toxic series, published by Ransom Publishing, a specialist publisher for reluctant and struggling readers. The Toxic books offer exciting, shorter stories (just 48pp each) for readers who may find longer books too daunting, but who still want fast-paced, adventure stories. Football Force is ideal for reluctant readers aged 9-12 with a reading age of 8-11.
Jonny Zucker worked as a primary school teacher, football coach and stand-up comedian before turning to writing full time. He has written over 100 books for children of all ages. He plays rhythm guitar in a band and still thinks he has a chance of becoming a professional footballer. He lives in London with his wife and three sons.