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Linebacker Reggie Scott is forced to deal with the repercussions of an incident that shakes his belief in the game he loves. When he is persecuted by angry fans for being a "dirty" player, Reggie is forced to confront his own guilt and decide whether he c
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Published January 1st 2008 by Orca Book Publishers
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Tyler Jostes
Sep 29, 2009 Tyler Jostes rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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well, Reggie Scott, i think is the person in this book that changed the most in this book. he changed more in a mental way than anything. it all started with his interception in the high school football season opener. he caught the interception and was trying to run it back when someone hit him from behind. Nate Brown was the person that hit him. when Nate hit Reggie, he did not get back up. he ended up suffering a serious spinal injury. this event gradually ate Reggie up. it got to the point wh ...more
Taylor Groom
Reggie Scott is playing the game he love when unexpectedly he is hit, he’s ok but the player that hit him is not ok. the player so hit him was injured and all the fans blame Reggie for the injury so he has to the decide if you want to keep playing football or quit the game forever.
Morgan Crosman
Mar 02, 2014 Morgan Crosman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reggie Scott has always been a hard hitting star middle linebacker, and making game saving plays for his highschool team. But after being on the other side of a devastating injury, everything changes. Reggie is accused of being a dirty player, he confronts his guilt and has to decide whether he can play his senior season and further.
Tyler Hackleman
Mar 20, 2014 Tyler Hackleman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Imagine you are watching your home town football team play their first game of the year. It was the first quarter and your team intercepts the ball. You are so exited until the player who makes the tackle doesn't get up. The crowd goes from roaring to shocked and silent in a second. It did not look good and Reggie Scott(the boy who intercepted it) was mentally in shock from the whole event. He knew Nate the boy who tackled him, he was a good friend of his. Reggie has to see a counselor for ther ...more
imdone reading this book i thought this book was pretty good. i would have liked it better if it ended diffitly it was pretty good.main name is reggie and he is a really good middle linebacker he is always known for his hard hitting that is what people know him for well the first game of the season he interceps the ball and a kid hits him with his head down crippling him self. reggie takes full respiplity for it he thinks it was his fault everyone tries to tell him that it wasnt but he wont list ...more
Caden Severs
Oct 20, 2011 Caden Severs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was by far one of the best books I have ever read. It was a story about a high school football player reggie and in his senior year he got tackled by another player, Nate Brown and Nate ending up getting injured on the play and was almost paralyzed for life. The play that Nate of injured on was on an interception by Reggie and Nate tackled him from behind and didn't use proper technique and ending up getting hurt very badly. But at the time Reggie had just got his first interception of the ...more
Feb 04, 2015 Duncan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Paralyzed is a story about a middle line backer named Reggie Scott. In the beginning of the story, he intercepted a pass thrown into his general area, and the tight end that the ball was intended for, hit Reggie in the back with his head. The hit caused the opposing player to become in a very critical condition. This book really reminds me of myself, and that's what I like the most about it. Anybody who enjoys sports novels will enjoy the book, because it can relate to sports players as well.
Dec 19, 2012 Chance rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chance Paralyzed is a must read book if you are searching for the die hard football people. Paralyzed is a book about a football star named Reggie Scott, that is nicknamed "stick em." He got this nickname from being a hard hitter in football games. A big event in this book is when Reggie hits a guy and the kid ends up going to the hospital. Reggie ends up being very worried and frightene that this happened. Reggie has to go see a special doctor to get help, because he is always worrying about th ...more
im the master
May 19, 2014 im the master rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just got done with Paralyzed and I rate this book 5 stars because its such a good book. The details in this book are good and the climax is the best that I've read. I recommend this book to people who like football and for people that like stories that they can wait for the next one to come out. That's what I like about this book that is so interesting and that your always curious about what's gone to happen next.
Mar 15, 2016 Codi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i my self loved this book and the story line. and the emotion they showed through the characters was awesome and im not really a book reader so you could say and i recommend this book strongly to anybody and everybody.
Derek H
Nov 29, 2010 Derek H rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read I book from the orca series called Paralyzed. It’s about a senior football player named Reggie Scott. He does not have the name “stick-em” for no reason; he is the hardest hitting football player on the team! It’s their first home field game. Reggie does not know it but this simple game might change his life forever. A interception is a linebackers dream, but this one is different! People say it was not his fault, he wants to believe them but he can’t get his head wrapped around the fact ...more
Austin Druyor
Dec 12, 2012 Austin Druyor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book and probably one of the best books i have read all year. I encourage anyone to read this book especially football players because in this book it shows how it could happen in real life. In the book Reggie one of main characters in the book had a lot of feelings for the injured player Nate which tackled Reggie and made a poor tackle which got Nate paralyzed and eventually came back with a full recovery. I also loved this book because it showed how concerned Reggie was about Nate ...more
Dillon Whittaker
Apr 02, 2014 Dillon Whittaker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was really good and interesting.
Antonio Finklea
Would you want be in Reggie Scott shoes? My book is called Paralyzed its a real good sports fiction book it deals with Reggie Scott and Nate Brown mostly. Reggie Scott intercepted the ball then Nate made a dangerous tackle by running with is head down and made the tackle and he was just laying there and everybody didn't know what was wrong with him. Nate's mom was wreck and she kept blaming Reggie even though he didn't to it. I recomended this book to everybody its a real good book.
Nov 13, 2013 Alec rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Paralyzed, a football novel on a young high school student who is a starter on his school's football team. First game of the season, first play of the game, a tragedy occurs. As linebacker Reggie Scott intercepts the opposing quarterback's throw, he is tackled head first into his back from behind. He's fine but the tackler is hurt, an injury that changes his life. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys realistic fiction.
A book with a good premise, but with a slightly-better-than-average execution. Its strong point, in my opinion, was description of games. Other than that, however, nothing much stuck out - except, maybe, the unfairness of the whole ordeal of blaming the main character, but that was nothing special, sadly. Overall, this book is an average read. Hence, the three stars.
Ms. Heres
After a bad hit during the first game of the year, the seasons and lives of two players face a lot of difficulties.
Britney Senger
May 16, 2013 Britney Senger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like this book because it shows character. It talks about caring for some one special. This book was easy to follow and it had a great back story to most of the characters. Lincoln and Mulberry go head to head with a couple of twist. It just shows how much a person can care from someone even though their injure wasn't even their fault.
Nov 22, 2011 Dmorrison1102 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book is going really good It's senior year for linebacker Reggie Scott. He has just made a fabulous interception that could lead to a win for his team. thats were im at right now in the book. i think he's going too do good his whole season and the other guy on the other team there gonna become good friends
Wiley Phelps
Dec 17, 2012 Wiley Phelps rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book very much. It is about a boy named Reggie Scott who is tackled by Nate Brown. Nate gets paralyzed because he tackled him poorly and without good form. Reggie feels that it is his fault and can never get his mind off of him. In the end, Reggie goes to court. Will he be okay?
Johnnie Huff
Nov 26, 2012 Johnnie Huff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Paralyze.... the heartbreaking story of a kid who gets paralyzed while in a high school football game. He went to tackle and never got up and was in the hospital and rehab for over a year and got to come back for another year in school and watch his team.
John Ramos
Mar 16, 2010 John Ramos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This was a really good book, My favorite orca book because its about a kid who is on the field and is the tool to anothers serious injury. he is blamed for putting a kid in the hospital when he did nothing at all but his job on the football field.
Nov 12, 2010 Cdouceochoj rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
the book was very good it had a lot of good meaning to it.
The main character in the book is Reggie
i liked the book because it was about a teenager dealing with a huge problem.other people should read it to learn something
Brady Starkel
Sep 28, 2012 Brady Starkel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the book. I really understood it and thought that it was really cool for that kid to go through what he went through. When i was reading it i though it would never get better but it turned out it did.
Mar 29, 2010 Tori rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perfect book for those reluctant/non-reader boys! Lots of football action and a compelling story line. Way to go Orca!
Tyler Baxter
Mar 07, 2012 Tyler Baxter rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book is really good so far and i think it will have a good ending
Aaron Hanlin
pretty good book. makes you wonder if it could happen to you.
definitely will recommend this to students next year!
Deborah Morgan
Something straight from the headlines. Great book.
Daniel H
Oct 31, 2011 Daniel H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was really good because its intreasting
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Jeff Rud has authored eight books, including three young adult fiction titles for Orca in the South Side Sports series. A sportswriter, columnist, and sports editor for newspapers in Western Canada over a 20-year period, he is now a reporter for the Victoria Times Colonist, covering provincial politics in the British Columbia legislature.

His non-fiction works include Canucks Legends: Vancouver's
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