Eve Ainsworth

Back of the Net by Eve Ainsworth published today by Barrington Stoke

04/07/2024

Congratulations to Eve Ainsworth as Back of the Net is published today by Barrington Stoke, with illustrations by Luna Valentine.

Facing up to fears of bullying, Eva finds the courage to take to the field in this heart-warming tale. 

Eva’s football skills make her stand out while playing at break-time at school, so her friends can’t understand why she’s reluctant to join them in playing for their local team, the Lightmoor Lionesses.

Horribly bullied at her last school due to a painful skin condition, Eva is terrified that the same thing will happen again if her new friends find out. Her instinct is to hide away, but can she find the courage to take to the field and play the game she loves?

‘Inspirational and uplifting’ – The Times

Back of the Net is out now. 

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