Zombie XI : The Boy Who Got Sick of Warming the Bench
Leonard is on the bench. In the dead zone. Stuck there like a zombie. It’s not as if his soccer team’s any good. They lose all the time. Then lightning strikes. When they play near a nuclear power plant, a weird energy passes through Leonard and that night he is visited by zombies.
With ghostly contributions from the entire 1966 England Word Cup soccer team they tell him if he follows their instructions, he will make the school team and his team will start winning. Leonard obeys and the team’s prospects surge. But what is the price of the zombies’ involvement? What pound of flesh will the zombies demand? A novel about soccer, friendship, family and cross-cultural teen relationships.