The book The Flea: The Amazing Story of Leo Messi by Michael Part is a very exciting, emotional, and thrilling book about the life of Lionel Messi and how he became the man and soccer player he is today, one of the best soccer players in the world. When Messi turns five, he gets a brand new soccer ball from his grandma, Celia and starts playing with it outside, really excited about his birthday present. His grandma then sees that Messi is a really good soccer player by looking at him in the house touching the ball against the furniture, left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot, and says that he should try out for the worst team in town to prove that he is the best on the team. When Messi arrives on the field, the kids are about twice as tall as him and he wishes he were taller. When the coach sees that Messi is so small, he starts laughing because he thinks Messi is too small and he will get trampled, but Messi proves that even though he is small, he is still a magnificent player, and the coach quickly signs him up. These same events happen to Messi over and over again. He then gets a call from on of the managers of FC Barcelona, one of the best soccer clubs in the world, that they want to see him play. Will he use his skills when he really needs them? Will he make the team?