Worse Things by Sally Murphy

Blurb: Worse Things follows the lives of three main characters: Blake, an Aussie Rules football player who suffers a devastating injury; Jolene, a hockey player who hates the game and and is grieving over the recent death of her father; and Amed, a soccer-loving, non-English speaking orphan who feels like an outsider since arriving in Australia after being raised in a refugee camp. On the surface, it seems they have nothing in common, except sport, but other things conspire to bind them together.

Reading Level: Years 6 - 9