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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Goalden Sky is a short novel by Tracey Morait which is the sequel to the young adult tale, Goalden Girl. Set in the UK in contemporary times, the novel’s young protagonist is Gemma Sutherland, a keen female footballer who has already fought for and won the right to set up a girls’ football team at her school, Naylorsfield. In Goalden Sky, Gemma is reunited with her would-be step-sister Portia, also keen to play the beautiful game, and their rocky relationship takes on a new twist as she and her dad become responsible for her care after Portia suffers a traumatic accident. A love for sport and a love for family combine in this uplifting yet down to earth tale of two girls and their future dreams.
As a British reader myself, I saw many a Liverpudlian reference in Tracey Morait’s writing, and I feel that she has captured a spirit and a culture that readers from any country can fall in love with. Goalden Sky is an inspiring story that’s about much more than sport; exploring family relationships, mental health conditions, friendships and social pressures in a way that’s very accessible to its intended young adult audience. I was very impressed with the representation of aspirational young women whom we don’t usually see in YA fiction. I think that Goalden Girl teaches valuable lessons about achieving your dreams in a practical and well thought out way. Overall, an engaging read with lovable characters and a very important message at its heart.