Love of the Game
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Love of the Game (4 for 4 #3)

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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...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 8th 2011 by Feiwel & Friends (first published August 2nd 2011)
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Ryan Baskin
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...more
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
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
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
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.
Middle grade boys will enjoy this book about the uncomfortable transition to middle school by a boy who lives and breathes football.
Braden Taylor
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.

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