‘Do you know about the secret passages?’ Laila asked. ‘Of course. But they have long since been blocked off.’
‘Are you sure?’
‘Quite…It would have been a nightmare if anyone from the forest could just stroll into the house…
I can show you where they were, though…’
Laila, a spunky thirteen-year-old whose life revolves around cricket, is badly shaken when the cricketer she idolises admits to match-fixing. but ever since her favourite player admitted to match-fixing, she wonders if she could love the game again. Can her hero’s betrayal and her love for the game coexist? Things get complicated further when she discovers that her school is going to be home to the town’s first ever girls’ cricket club.
Meanwhile, working on a school project about their town’s historical spots, Laila and her friends find themselves asking questions that seem unrelated first, but point to a mystery just begging to be solved. What is going on in Old Mister Marshall’s house? Who are the anonymous benefactors who have sponsored the renovation of Laila’s school? And why?
An exciting read about precarious friendships, cricket and a niggling mystery. Hit for a Six is sure to be a big hit!
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