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Football Nightmare

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  81 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Keith Stedman dropped the game-winning, undefeated-record-making pass that would have made him a hero instead of a loser. Still haunted by his gaffe, he's considering quitting football for good. His friends and family convince him to stick with it, but his troubles are far from over. Another player seems determined to do everything he can to keep the bad memory alive in th ...more
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Published August 1st 2008 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published 2001)
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Brandon Scheer
I liked this book. It was not the best book I have read, but it wasn't that bad. It’s not a book I would read again for fun because it wasn’t that great. It was 119 pages long so it was a pretty quick read.

The plot of the story is that the main character, Kevin, is a very good wide receiver and they were in the championship game and down by only three points. It is the last play of the game and the main character gets wide open but he ends up dropping the pass that would have won the game for hi
Hunter H
Football Nightmare informs you about a boy who cannot get over a costly mistake. Keith Stedman is a wide reciever for his football team. He is the best catcher on the team and one of their biggest weapons. However, in the championship game he drops a pass that wouldv'e won the game. He compltetly blames himself for the loss. He is so frustrated with himself that he doesn't want to play football anymore. Will Keith ever get over himself and play? Read this book to find out!

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Jack M
"Football nightmare" by Robert Hirschfeld is a good book in my opinion. I wouldn't say this is the best book I have read, but I did enjoy how the author wrote it.

This book is about a boy named Kevin who is the star wide receiver for his team, until he drops the game winning pass. After that he just wants to quit the team but everyone tries to talk him out of it. Soon after a new receiver joins and is better than Kevin. See how he fights to keep his spot on the team in "Football Nightmare".

I wou
Garron Thom
This book is called Football Nightmare and it is written by Matt Christopher.
This genre is fiction and the category is football because this is a football book.

Summary- Having dropped a pass and made his football team miss having an undefeated season. Thirteen-year-old Keith fears that he will continue to make bad mistakes. Keith wonders if he should continue to play football because his friends want him to. Keith's friends keep pushing him to play football. The question is will he? I gave this
This book was interesting because it was mostly about this little kid was playing football and for the champion ship for the last pass of the game the QB threw it to the little kid for the win but he end up droping it and lost the game.
Then when the new season had started again he din't want to play because he thought that he would of droped the pass again but his friends kept on begging him so he played. Then at the end he one a few games then for the champion ship the QB threw it to him and ma
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Mary Jane
I read this book to prepare for a tutoring session. Am having the parents read this book to their third grade sports fan, then checking comprehension.
I am certain that a youngster interested in football would be enthralled with the events in this story!
ITs a really good book to people that like football and like to see people mess up to.
Katie Clark
Definite keeper for my lower 6th grade sports fanatics.
good sports book
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Matt Christopher is the writer young readers turn to when they're looking for fast-paced, action-packed sports novels. He is the best-selling author of more than one hundred sports books for young readers.

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