Emotional · Young adult

Edgar & Adolf – Phil Earle & Michael Wagg ★★★★★

Blurb; When he inherits a special football badge, German teenager Adi sets off on a mission to fulfil his grandfather’s dying wish and return the badge to its rightful owner, former England footballer, Edgar Kail. After tracking Edgar down, Adi gets the chance to learn more about the achievements of his grandfather, Adolf Jager, and the story unfolds of a special friendship that spanned twenty years and survived the horror of the Second World War. Edgar Kail and Adolf Jager played for their respective clubs in the early twentieth century and they remain folk heroes even now. Perfect for less-confident readers, this is a fictional tale of two real-life footballing heroes, and the moving story of a friendship forged by the beautiful game.

My Review; This is a short read at 120 pages and suitable for reading ages 11-16. It is about football, friendship and war. It is a beautiful book that made me tear up and trust me I dont tear up at books often. It’s just such a beautiful, honest and raw story about a life long friendship and how that affects you even in your old age. Never forgotten. A deal that had to be sealed and completed even years and years after.

Highly recommend to everyone. It contains a lot of words of wisdom, hope and love. Its pure. From the heart. Based off a true story but adapted. Does include a section throughout the WW2. I’m not a huge football fan myself but for me the story was more than just football. It meant a lot more than that. A well deserved five stars from me. Loved it. One I won’t be able to forget for a long time. Beautiful.

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