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Love of the Game (4 for 4 #3)

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  44 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Middle school is full of new challenges for Jackson, Gig, Isaac, and Diego, four sports-loving friends who have always stuck together. Lockers that won't open, older (and bigger) kids, classes that are far apart, tons of homework—there's a lot to get used to.

One thing the boys are looking forward to, however, is making the football team. Not every one will get what he want
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 8th 2011 by Square Fish (first published August 2nd 2011)
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Ryan Baskin
Aug 20, 2014 Ryan Baskin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I'm curently reading this book and it is spectacular!!!! It has events that middle school kids can relate to.
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The reason is for that is that there is a group of 8th graders that think they rule the school. The 8th graders are taking the younger grades food and items. Aside from that, the main character in the book loves to play football, and is a victim to the 8th grade group. So if you like the realistic fiction genre, th
Ms. Yingling
Starting middle school has Jackson worried because he is also having to move into his mother's boyfriend's home. He already has a father; he doesn't need Ted, too. There are older students who are giving him a hard time, classes are difficult, and he is forced to be in a reading club. He has to take a food class, which is okay because there is a girl he likes in it. The one thing he looks forward to is football, but he is worried that his friend Diego won't go out for the team because his mother ...more
Nov 25, 2011 Barbara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In the third title of his 4 for 4 sports series, John Coy follows sixth graders Jackson, Gig, Isaac, and Diego as they adjust to middle school where homework is as much a priority as football. Jackson must decide between offense or defense on the football team and has to deal with moving into the house of his mother's boyfriend. Gig is worried about his father who is serving in the military in Afghanistan. Diego isn't sure that he even wants to play football since the chances of injury are high. ...more
Nov 30, 2015 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book about what it is like to be in middle school, make new friends, try new things (like cooking) and live your life between your dad and mom's house. Oh yeah, and making the team! My favorite character is G-Man who calls himself that instead of grandpa because he thinks he is too young to be a grandpa!
Nov 10, 2015 Athos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jackson is a boy that just started 6th grade and football. The book takes place on the field, both of Jacksons homes and school. Jackson wants to play defense but he doesn't want to get his friends upset so he joins offense. At the end of the book Jackson joins defense and tells his friends the truth.
Jan 13, 2016 Maxwell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 05, 2015 Austin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I gave this book a five star. For its corny humor and good description.
The story takes place at school and on the field.
The main, main character is jackson and his fiends Gig, Diego, and Isaac. they behave the way they do because they really want to make the football team.
The problem is they don't know if they will make the team or be satisfied with what position they are
the theme or main idea of the story is no matter what happens keep trying.
Mar 07, 2012 Karen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Decent read for strong 4th grader and will be enjoyed by 5th graders as a general topic read. Although the title and cover will draw students in thinking it is a football story - it is not. The few football player characters are extremely stereotypical. There are some glaring errors from a football standpoint. Story line moves along well, but let's face it - NOT a realistic football book.
Austin Sporleder
It shows how he loved to play football and had to make some tough decicions if he should play defense or offense. There was also some peer pressure because his friends wanted him to play on the offense side of the ball because they wanted him to. SO that is why i like the book because it shows that he chose over peer pressure to play the position he wanted to play
Kody Henderson
Aug 22, 2012 Kody Henderson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like this book because it is about football.At the begging he makes a tough decision and he picks to play defense instead of offense.This is a very good book if you are interested in sports books you should read it.
Nov 22, 2015 Mason rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Middle grade boys will enjoy this book about the uncomfortable transition to middle school by a boy who lives and breathes football.
Braden Taylor
Jan 21, 2013 Braden Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is also a very well written story about sports and a child life as a football player/ fan.
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John Coy is an award-winning author, who worked as a dishwasher, mattress maker, group home worker, and tour guide before taking up writing. He's active in sports and is a member of the NBA Reading All-Star Team as part of the Read to Achieve program. John has traveled to all fifty states as well as to many countries internationally.

His work includes Night Driving, a Marion Vannett Ridgway Memori
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