Svea United

Philip O’Connor & Haidar Hajdari

Original Title
Svea United – När allt står på spel
Published
Pintxo, 2017
Genre
Fiction 12-15
Pages
144
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Svea United

Philip O’Connor & Haidar Hajdari

After a penalty goal in his debut for Svea United, the world is at 17-year-old Malik Manneh’s feet, but off the field, life is not as easy. With a sick mother, a heap of bills and without a first-team contract, the midfield talent needs to get hold of money quickly to prevent the family from getting evicted. When Abbe, who previously lived in the same house, turns up and offers Malik a lot of money to miss a penalty in an important game, a solution is in sight. But is he really prepared to risk his promising career? Can he take a bribe to fix a game? Is there no other way? What will Malik do when everything is at stake?

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Press voices
"The book is easy to read, initiated and reaches out perfectly to those it should reach out to: teenagers interested in football who dream of a career.”
– Robert Laul, Aftonbladet

”The boys they write for barely read any books. They themselves are a rare sight in the writers community. Philip O’Connor and Haidar Hajdari want to overcome exclusion and awaken the love for reading in young football guys in the suburbs.”
– Svenska Dagbladet