Nick Makes the Kick is a middle-grade fiction novel for boys and girls between the ages of nine and thirteen. Eleven-year-old Matthew Gagne is a soccer star in his hometown of Freetown, Massachusetts. The fifth grader eats, sleeps, and dreams soccer, and lives to play goalie for his town’s recreational soccer team. The action heats up when Matt and his little brother, Nick, are recruited to play on a special state travel team, an incredible honor for the two boys. The intense action on the travel team gets hotter by the minute, but an incredible kick by Nick Gagne brings his team a victory sweeter than any imaginable to a nine-year-old boy. When Matt and Nick return to Freetown, their hometown neighbors have planned a special victory party which allows the boys to feel that they have made a special contribution to the town they love. Nick Makes the Kick is sure to provide hours of non-stop action and adventure for any middle-grade child, even those who are not soccer fans.