Bend It Like Beckham by Narinder DhamiI chose this book after i watch the film. I study the film Bend it like Beckham in school for English in 2010 and i enjoyed watching it. I wanted to watch it again but i couldnt get the film out so i got the book instead.
The story is about an Indian girl whose name is Jesminder. She is nearly 16 years old and she loves playing football. She fancies her idol David Beckham because nobody can cross or bend a ball like him. She also falls in love with her coach- Joe. But because of her religion and the beliefs of her family she isnt allowed to play. Her mother tells her not to show her bare legs in short football trousers like her friend Jules does. Her parents think that football isnt good for the behaviour of a real Indian woman. But for Indian women it is necessary to learn how to cook real aloo gobi and how to make round chapattis. The older Indians think that something like that is more important than having fun with sports.
After all the story is about untypical teenager problems, another religion, football and the hard way to tell the truth.
We both think that the book is well written and easy to understand. The vocabulary is explained on the bottom of every page that is why you dont have to learn anything for understanding the book without problems. I think that the story is interesting and good to read for boys and girls. A nice theme for boys is the football and many girls are interested in the small love-story of Jesminder, Jules and their coach, Joe.
If you want to learn something about the culture and the traditions of Indians the book will please you.
I recommend this book to 12+.
How to bend it like Beckham: Physics students calculate perfect soccer ball kicking formula
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Now that David Beckham won't be appearing at the London Olympics, other members of Team GB wanting to brush up on their free-kicks can rest easy. University of Leicester physics students have published a paper which sets out the optimum way of kicking a football soccer ball in order to make it bend into the goal. The ex-England captain's curling free-kicks became legendary, and even inspired the title of the film Bend It Like Beckham. Now, four master's students at the University of Leicester's Department of Physics and Astronomy believe they have discovered a formula to explain how the football curves when a player puts spin on it. Jasmine Sandhu, Amy Edgington, Matthew Grant and Naomi Rowe-Gurney found a relationship between the amount a football bends in the air, the speed it is travelling and the angular velocity -- or "spin" -- applied to the ball. When a football spins in the air, it is subjected to a force called the Magnus force -- which causes it to curl sideways from the direction it was originally kicked.