Friday, August 27, 2010
Put your shoulder pads on for this one
Fans of the New York Times bestselling Football Genius series will be excited to read the continuation, The Big Time: A Football Genius Novel.
Things couldn’t be going better for Troy White. The Atlanta Falcons’ football genius is at the top of his game, helping the team get to the playoffs. Agents and lawyers are knocking on his door with big-money offers for the upcoming season. And his own football team has just won the Georgia State Championship! Troy’s celebrating with his friends at linebacker Seth Halloway’s mansion when another lawyer comes knocking—and he says, “I think I’m your father.” In that instant, Troy’s life is changed.
Troy’s longed-for, missing father, Drew wants to get involved in Troy’s life and agrees to represent him. But for someone who just appears out of nowhere, can he be trusted or is Drew his ticket out? As Drew learns that his father is involved with taking money from some very bad and dangerous people, will he stick by his flesh and blood, so he has the chance to know the man who calls himself Dad?
This is a quick read and a suspenseful tale of a boy who longs for a relationship with his father. As the stakes begin to grow, readers are in for a ride just as exciting as the action on a football field.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (August 24, 2010)
Source of review copy: Publisher