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Football Nightmare

3.88  ·  Rating Details  ·  103 Ratings  ·  16 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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Trevor Flease
When it comes down to the last play of the game, Keith who is a great wide receiver might not be the guy to count on. During the course of the season, he was the guy to count on to get the job done and help his team win the game. Keith led his team into the championship game. His nerves kicked in, and he really realized what game he was playing in. In came down to Keith. His team was down three points in the last couple seconds of the game. Keith was the guy they wanted to catch the ball to. Kei ...more
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
Jan 13, 2010 Nathan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sports
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Hunter H
Sep 12, 2014 Hunter H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!

In my opinion this book
Mar 16, 2015 Cayden rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read football nightmare. It is realistic fiction. It’s only 118 pages. Main character Keith. Takes place at football field.It just about a kid that was really good at football name Keith. He was a wide receiver and a very good one. They would win the championship if he would of caught the ball. But he dropped it. They lost and he questioned himself if he was going to play the next season. He had friends that wanted him to go out, so he did. The person who always wanted to be starting but was b ...more
Mary Jane
Sep 11, 2013 Mary Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Alek Severkovski
Aug 23, 2015 Alek Severkovski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Football Nightmare by Matt Christopher, Keith Sedman one of the best wide receivers to play for the Bucks, gets a huge shot to become amazing. It is the title game vs the Renegades and the Bucks are down 21-17 with 10 seconds left. Keith runs his route down field the pass is coming straight at him and goes right thorugh his hands and drops it. After that Keith doesn't know if he is going to go out for the next season.

I loved this book because it always kept me on the edge of my seat and I nev
Jack M
Oct 10, 2014 Jack M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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
Oct 29, 2014 Garron Thom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 26, 2010 Chazen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ITs a really good book to people that like football and like to see people mess up to.
good sports book
Feb 02, 2016 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The bucks had to make one touchdown to complete a perfect season and win the championship. Keith broke away and all he had to do was make a catch and run for the endzone but he dropped it Keith hid most of the summer because he thought that people would make fun of him because hedropped the pass and almost didn't even play the next year. I liked reading this book and would recommend this to someone who likes to read about sports
Oct 13, 2015 Trent rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think that this book was good. I recommend this book to people who like football. This book was about a boy who was playing football but the next year he did not think he wanted to play again. If you want to know whether or not that he played the next year, you should read this book.
Sean Castellanos
I recommend this book if people like football and this book tells you about if you make a mistake to not give up to keep trying and you will learn from your mistake.By making mistakes you will learn from them so most likely you will not make that mistake again.
Mar 04, 2010 Almando rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Katie Clark
May 02, 2012 Katie Clark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: realistic, sports
Definite keeper for my lower 6th grade sports fanatics.
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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.

Matt Christopher is America's bestselling sports writer for children, with more than 100 books and sales approaching six million copies. In 1992, Matt Christopher talked about being a children's
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