Mal Peet
The Penalty
April 22, 2019 Comments.. 584
The Penalty From the award winning author of TAMAR a time shifting thriller about a vanishing soccer star occult secrets and the dark history of slavery As the city of San Juan pulses to summer s sluggish beat

  • Title: The Penalty
  • Author: Mal Peet
  • ISBN: 9780763633998
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the award winning author of TAMAR, a time shifting thriller about a vanishing soccer star, occult secrets, and the dark history of slavery.As the city of San Juan pulses to summer s sluggish beat, its teenage soccer prodigy, El Brujito, the Little Magician, vanishes without a trace right after he misses a penalty kick and loses a big game for his team Paul FaustinoFrom the award winning author of TAMAR, a time shifting thriller about a vanishing soccer star, occult secrets, and the dark history of slavery.As the city of San Juan pulses to summer s sluggish beat, its teenage soccer prodigy, El Brujito, the Little Magician, vanishes without a trace right after he misses a penalty kick and loses a big game for his team Paul Faustino, South America s top sports reporter, is reluctantly drawn into the mystery of the athlete s disappearance As a story of corruption and murder unfolds, Faustino is forced to confront the bitter history of slavery and the power of the occult A deftly woven mystery flush with soccer and suspense, this gripping novel is a thrilling read not to be missed.

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    1. Natalie M. says:

      I thought that the plot of this book was interesting and it kept me reading until the end to find out what caused the strange disappearance of one of the best soccer players in South America. I also thought it was interesting how the author incorporated information about slavery so that the book was educational. However, I didn't like how the book kept switching between the two stories taking place. Although the stories tied in at the end of the book, I found it confusing (especially at the begi [...]

    2. Leonor says:

      Compare and contrast a fourteen year old boy to a famous soccer player that has more experience playing in a team “Atlentico”. But hey both players have different time moments they started playing. Each have different style of skills, techniques, and how to play in the game. But who says a boy at a young age can’t make it all the way to become a famous soccer player. After becoming famous being Ricardo Gomez to being called “El Brujito” by his teammates to now being named “Rico” by [...]

    3. Chantal Montes says:

      Remember when other families would think that their kids would want them to be in soccer or whatever other sport they would want them to be in? Well they should find something they are really into to be able to be good at it which is usually how it goes. Which is exactly what happened to the sports reporter. But sometimes changing things around wouldn't be such a bad thing because you get to experience something new and you see the real potential in yourself. The Penalty by Mal Peet is about a s [...]

    4. Naivedhya says:

      I like this book quite a lot. The plot was quite interesting. I really liked the part when Rico went missing from his football match, and Paul Faustino, a sports reporter, looked for the mysteries and tried finding the clues. I also really like the way the book combines the history of the slave trade with the world of soccer. The only thing I found disappointing was the ending, it was too vague and confusing. For instance, it built up a lot of excitement, but by the end, it let it all down.

    5. Shannon says:

      Shannon MirandaMystery GenreThis is the story of a Soccer phenomenon El Bruhito who goes missing after a game. Coincidentally, a sports reporter, Paul Faustino is there for a different writing assignment. Paul gets involved with this mystery when a writing colleague is murdered. There a concurrent story about a slave (hundreds of years before) and his rise within the community (through is power of Voo Doo) and these two storylines do tie up in the end. I wanted to like this story. The story of t [...]

    6. Glenn says:

      Very disappointing and basic book Not much happens and the ending was ???? Thanks Mal, but that was the last one

    7. Alaa says:

      This book was slow , and boring somehow , however I found the slavery story very interesting . I liked how all the dots began to connect . I also somehow really liked the ending , however I do think it could've been done better.

    8. Jose says:

      Peet, Mal The Penalty, 2007 Candlewick press (Crawfordville) Copyright 2007 This book is astonishing because he is a boy trying to continue his soccer career but his village gets attacked and he gets captured and now he is a slave will he get out will he survive? It is a battle for survival and the battle of making it big in soccer. Mal Peet makes this book an exciting adventure of thring proportions with Burrito trying to get back to his village. El Burrito is an astonishing soccer player just [...]

    9. Kathy Lane says:

      Peet writes well and Penalty stands on its own (I haven't read Keeper, but didn't feel like I was missing out although my understanding might be deeper for having done so). I wanted Penalty to be more rooted in historical fact like Tamar. Penalty was gripping and jumping from slavery to present day gave deeper meaning to the legacies of voodoo/Veneration and slavery/social power. Peet explicitly writes in the author's note at the end of the book that the story is set in his own imagined country, [...]

    10. Andrew Solens says:

      I liked this book a lot because of the fact that I can share a common interest with someone that lives on the other side of the world. This book is about Ricardo Gomes de Barros was a young orphan who lives near San Juan and he was commonly referred to as "Rico". Rico had a gift that a lot of other people saw in him he had the gifts of a true soccer legend. The game was very important to him and to his foster family who supported him greatly. His soccer team was so devoted to the game and their [...]

    11. Catherine says:

      I'm not a sports fan (in any way, shape or form) but recently I've been bending my reading habits to suit my new job at a secondary boys' school. Imagine my surprise to find myself hooked on Mal Peet's books about sportswriter Paul Faustino. Peet's books are more than sports books; they are mysterious (enigmatic characters and crimes to solve), they are exotic (set in South America), and they contain magic realism (like Allende's Alec Cold series). Peet's writing is tight, the images he crafts a [...]

    12. Nicole says:

      I liked it! Never read something from Mal Peet before, but perhaps I'm biased towards this because of the fantasy bits. My library put this under 'science fiction' so I went and grabbed it, but it's not really science fiction, more urban fantasy. I like it because it uses local myths from a place in the global South, which reminds me of the mythology I grew up with. It's very sweaty too. I don't know how to say this! but I felt like Peet described the sweatiness and heat of the jungle a lot, to [...]

    13. Jen says:

      2nd novel in a series about South America soccer, for teens.Paul Faustino is on leave from his newspaper to write his book about El Gato, the great soccer Keeper (told in vol. 1 of this series). He is in San Juan when another rising soccer star, a young 18 year old, goes missing, presumed kidnapped, after failing to take a penalty in an important match.Paul is convinced that the boy loses his confidence because of something that he saw in the crowded stadium that day. He is reluctantly drawn int [...]

    14. BCL Teen Librarians says:

      Soccer and the supernatural collide in Mal Peet's follow-up to Keeper (2005). Ricardo, or Rico, as he prefers, and "El Brujito," as the other kids call him, struggles with poverty. Rico's love is for soccer, and he possesses an ability that extends beyond mere athletic ability into the realm of the magical. When the soccer wizard disappears, a sportswriter takes it upon himself to find what has happened to him."The Penalty" is a magically-tinged sports mystery that incorporates serious topics su [...]

    15. CatherineMustread says:

      Sportswriter Paul Faustino is a more major character when he returns in a second book following Keeper. Penalty is darker and slightly more confusing with the flashback to earlier slave times in this fictional South American Country. There's a bit of fantasy (or reality requiring a greater belief in spirituality) but not enough to label this a fantasy. Still not sure why Mal Peet's books are considered teen rather than adult.

    16. Alex says:

      Although this does involve some of the same characters from Keeper, The Penalty is a much darker tale of a kidnapped soccer story, a slave's journey to the new world, and the African culture and religion. Paul Faustino is on assignment to discover more about El Gato, the renowned goalie, but instead stumbles into a different story, and he is forced to help find the San Juan's young soccer star who is missing. Interspersed are chapters depicting a young slave who is forced to come work in the new [...]

    17. Susan says:

      This is a bit of a mess, frankly. The US cover and the first chapter will trick you into thinking it's a sports story, but from there it jumps into historical fiction, and from there to a rather tedious thriller involving an assholish sports writer. Peet sounds proud in his author's note that he did no research whatsoever, so this country isn't really Brazil and this religion isn't really Camdomble. He's just appropriating what he needs. I don't want to sound overly PC, but that's just obnoxious [...]

    18. Anthony Eaton says:

      Yet another interesting contribution to the field of 'young adult' writing. Peet (and his publishers) doesn't bother pandering to the 'traditional' features of the 'young adult' genre, and instead offers up sophisticated, adult, uncompromising novels which don't speak down to their readers in any way whatsoever. The Penalty is such a work. Set in San Juan in South America, the novel takes us from the black days of the slave trade, to the high pressure world of first grade soccer. The protagonist [...]

    19. Kim says:

      Two stories are merged into this novel. Story number one is about a young soccer star el Bruhito who goes missing after a game. He just vanishes. A reporter that is in town on a different story is dragged into this mystery . As he investigatges the soccer player's disappearce, when a fellow reporter is murdered. During the reporter's investigation a second story line emerges about a young slave and his rise in the world of VooDooism and as a leader in his community. Although designated as a youn [...]

    20. Debra says:

      A follow up to The Keeper, I actually enjoyed it more. Paul Faustino is still in San Juan writing his book on El Gato when Deportivo star Brujito disappears, possibly kidnapped.I found the supernatural elements more believeable here than inThe Keeper. The suspense and time-shifting held my interest. I hope Peet writes more Gaudino books.This is not as much of a sports story as The Keeper. Don't read it if you want a soccer book - it isn't. The game is just mentioned as a backdrop.

    21. Brendan says:

      I can't believe I'm saying this as it's the opposite of what I usually say, but this book is just too short. There's a present-day story and a past story, and because the book is so short, neither one really satisfies. Also, the connection between the two was less revelatory than I had hoped. I really thought the slavery narrative was going to shed some light on the kidnapping, but it really didn't. Ultimately a not-very-satisyfing mystery paired with a not-very-satisfying slavery narrative. And [...]

    22. Charles says:

      I think that this book is amazing, it perfectly explains the story of 'El Brujito". As the city of San Juan pulses to summer’s horrible vibe and weather. Teenage soccer prodigy, El Brujito, the Little Magician vanishes after missing a penalty kick in a big game for his team. Paul Faustino, South America’s top sports reporter, is reluctantly drawn into the mystery of the athlete’s disappearance. As a story of corruption and murder unfolds, Faustino is forced to confront the bitter history o [...]

    23. Ryan says:

      I was looking for books about soccer, like Summerland is about baseball - this one and Keeper are darker, but definitely in the same league. The Penalty weaves the historical slave trade with traditional African religions into the new world, and that South American past with the present. Soccer in this books is a device, not the focus, though the brief bits about soccer are very good. Soccer could probably have been replaced by baseball, except for the South American setting.

    24. Mark says:

      The second Paul Faustino novel doesn't really live up to 'Keeper'. Where 'Keeper' was spooky and interesting this is a little creepy and boring.I found the time shifting awkward and the sections that take place in older times really disruptive to the flow of the story. I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. I would still read another Faustino novel and just hope it is more 'Keeper' and less 'the Penalty'

    25. Jeeth Suresh says:

      It was good, but not that good. A worthy Paul Faustino Novel, but the Keeper outran it by miles. How on earth could the power of the occult do that? Unrealistic for a sports novel, and it never really focused on the sports themselves. However, it was a pretty good book, and so I would not give it any less than 4 stars. I still think I'm being overly generous, though.

    26. Courtney Johnston says:

      Oh, Mr Peet. We'd come so far, only for it to end like this. Don't worry, I'm still going to try 'Tamar', and I really admire 'Exposure' and would definitely recommend it to a friend, and I still think 'The Keeper' is a solid book with some terrific passages. But this mush-up of voodoo, sport, slavery and class differences is just not your best work.

    27. Cole Crotty says:

      I found Peet's book to be a great idea for a novel. I originally chose to read it because I thought it was about soccer. But it turned out to be a lot bigger than soccer. It's a crisis about corruption and slavery The boy misses a Penalty kick in a major game and disappears. It wasn't a bad book at all. It just wasn't the book I was looking for.

    28. Mary says:

      I so love Keeper by Mal Peet that my expectations were high for this book. I was sorely disappointed. With the rape, torture, murders and voodoo, I would not suggest anyone under 10th (or maybe 11th) grade read this book. How it got classifed as YA is a mystery to me.

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    30. Willem Elings says:

      This book was the most dull book by Mal Peet because it was not as exiting as Exposure or Keeper, it is about a boy who is supposed to be a prodigy and when he misses a penalty kick he vanishes. If you are into long books or about slavery this is for you, but this was not for me.

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