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Inspired by interviews with real-life cancer survivors and insider sports experience, this unforgettable New York Times bestseller shows a brave boy who learns what it truly means to be unstoppable. As National Ambassador for Young People's Literature emeritus Jon Scieszka said, Unstoppable is "absolutely heroic, and something every guy should read."

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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by HarperCollins
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Mark Holder
Dec 15, 2013 Mark Holder rated it it was amazing
Unstoppable by Tim Green was inspired by real life cancer survivors including his wife. The book shows how people can be brave in all situations. This book is about a young boy names Harrison. Harrison was a foster child that went from foster home to foster home. He was abused both physically and mentally. Harrison was driven to violent outrages. Harrison wad finally placed in a loving foster home where all his dreams of becoming an NFL player could come true.

Harrison was in and out of foster ho
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Jeanne
Feb 15, 2014 Jeanne rated it it was ok
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RC 2015 I struggle to give two stars to this book because I saw Tim Green speak about the book and the topic and he is so passionate about them, but I just couldn't enjoy it. The problem is that I am not Green's target audience (11-15 year old boys) and the things that make this book perfect for them make it a struggle for me. I felt this book tried to do too much--was this book about foster care nightmares, foster care success stories, learning to play football for the first time, overcoming an ...more
Luke C.
Jan 17, 2013 Luke C. rated it it was amazing
The book Unstoppable is about a boy named harrison who never gives up no matter what happens. In the book Harrison is a foster kid who has been transferred from foster home to foster home. And Harrison is never happy which foster home he goes to. But luckily Harrison gets a new family that actually loves him. And the foster dad is a football coach, and Harrison loves football. His new foster parents end up adopting him and Harrison got to play football for his dad. Harrison even finished the sea ...more
Arixel
Dec 29, 2014 Arixel rated it it was amazing
Are you into reading books that involve sports? Well, then I suggest this book to you. Unstoppable is a realistic fiction book filled with many thrills! I'm not much into reading books like these, but this one is amazing. It's incredible how your life could change in an instant. I definitely recommend this to anyone and if you're like me who rarely reads books like these, I'm sure you'll enjoy this book as much as I did.


The setting of my book at first takes place in a farm but soon ends up in a
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Mary Lou
Jan 05, 2016 Mary Lou rated it liked it
I gave this book a 3 star rating because it was not what I thought it was going to be about and their was not that much football in it like I wanted, they only had two games in the whole book. I would not recommend this book to people who are looking for a book about football. I don't want to recommend this book because it is sad and not very exciting and the book does not pull you in and make you want to read more. This book is about a boy who wants to play football, and he was a foster child w ...more
Zachary
Sep 09, 2015 Zachary rated it really liked it
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Serenity Gause
Jan 27, 2015 Serenity Gause rated it did not like it
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Are you the best or unstoppable? Harrison is all in one. My book is realist faction This is the worst book i ever read.

this book is about a boy name Harrison. He a foster kid in a mean home. All he wanted to play football and find a better home. but he had no one that care.But was a foster dad hit him so hard that he almost die.So he was sent to a new home a nice home. And he was able to play football. Then something incredible happen Harrison had lost his leg. He had bone cance
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Matthew Sustaita
Mar 03, 2016 Matthew Sustaita rated it it was amazing
This book was so good I finished it within 24 hours! The book was quite detailed and had many sections that glued my eyes to the words. I simply could not put the book down. It was so good through out the entire book, and it held your attention I never got bored. It made me feel happy sad, and much more. The author especially did a good job at making you feel how the character felt. This book is realistic fiction about a boy who wants to play football, and be in the NFL. After being adopted, aft ...more
Koal Marshsll
Mar 15, 2016 Koal Marshsll rated it really liked it
Readers will love this book if they like football and perseverance. Harrison struggles at he beginning, with a terrible foster home. His fortunes start to change when he is taken in by an awesome family. What I liked about this books is that Harrison the main character, is strong and big for a thirteen year old and it is fun reading about him wrecking kids on the football field. What I did not like about this book was that the horrible thing that happened to Harrison, one of my closest friends h ...more
Braiden
Harrison is a very tall and muscular kid that got taken away from his mom when he was very little.

In the story Unstoppable a boy named Harrison is adopted and taken to live on a farm with two very mean faster parents. One day, his faster father got mad at Harrison and took his belt off and hit Harrison in the eye. Harrison got mad and hit him with a pitchfork. That made his faster father die. They sent Harrison to a juvenile center. After a couple of days, they found Harrison a new home with peo
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Madisen Winter
In the book Unstoppable you meet Harrison who is in a orphanage. Harrison then gets adopted by the coach of the football team. while Harrison is with him he tries to play football and it turns out he is really, really good. Then Harrison finds out he is sick and needs a leg replacement. Harrison then tries again at football and realizes that he is still pretty good. I recommend this book for anyone that likes, football , but not only that also to people that have a disability that makes it harde ...more
Gus
Oct 21, 2014 Gus rated it it was amazing
This book is about a boy named Harrison. Harrison has been brought up going around from foster family to foster family. One day he is sent to live with a new foster family that is different than all of the rest. His new foster dad is a football coach at the local high school and he encourages Harrison to try out for the team. They soon learn Harrison has amazing skill playing running back because of the way he can run through tacklers like they are nothing and has amazing speed. With his new fou ...more
Ms. Yingling
Jun 10, 2012 Ms. Yingling rated it really liked it
Harrison’s mother is not able to take care of him, and he ends up being moved from foster family to foster family. The Constables are on a farm and particularly abusive. Harrison doesn’t mind working, but he does mind the beatings. When the father is accidentally killed, Harrison ends up with the daughter of his social worker, who is married to a football coach. They are very kind, and the idea of finally being able to play football, a sport he loves to watch, helps Harrison control his anger. U ...more
Tb Awesome!
Nov 20, 2012 Tb Awesome! rated it it was amazing
Unstoppable is a realistic fiction book about Harrison; a teenager with a very crazy childhood. He doesn't have a dad and his mom is an alcoholic that can't take care of him. He lives as an orphan on a farm with a very mean head person. He loves football, but he is punished if he is ever caught trying to sneak a peak at the t.v. When he is sent to court for accidentally killing the head of the orphanage, he luckily gets put with a nice family as a foster child. His foster dad is the coach for th ...more
Irene
Nov 26, 2015 Irene rated it really liked it
Inspiring and unstoppable. This story touched my heart with its love and sweetness, the book was encouraging and positive and realistic. It is a constant reminder to me of how lucky we all are, and how precious somethings can be. Anything can be possible, nothing is impossible. Believe and have faith! One word: Inspiration
Tess Anderson
UnStoppable by Tim green is a incrediable novel. Harrison the main character always watched football, but never thought about ACTUALLY playing it, Until Harrison gets taken in by his new loving, and caring foster parents jennifer and "Coach". Harrison turned out to be the star of the football team! Until he got bone cancer. This novel teaches everybody not to take life for granted. If you love happy endings, suprises, and even romance then I suggest to you check out "Unstoppable" in your libery ...more
Mac
May 19, 2014 Mac rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing!!! It's about a foster kid named Harrison who loves football. Then his latest foster family is so nice, and his dad is a football coach in junior high so plus-plus!!! So when he starts football practice he starts with his dad. Also Harrison has a lot of anger about his past, but he uses that anger to charge him through football and he is UNSTOPPABLE!!! Then one day he gets injured and that leads to a great discovery that changes his life forever. Find out what happens next i ...more
Carissa Haston
Jun 03, 2016 Carissa Haston rated it it was amazing
Wow...just wow. I couldn't stop pulling for Harrison through the whole thing. Every trial that comes up, a kid from a harsh background who finds love and acceptance in a family and with a girl and a few close friends. Yet, a kid who is also hated and bullied by others. Just as he is at his best ever and gained respect even from his haters, tragedy hits. At times he wants to Quit, other times he fights. He has some who support him, and some who are scared for him to push himself so hard. He is in ...more
Sean
May 27, 2016 Sean rated it it was amazing
This book was a great book involving a young boy overcoming his problems, troubles and striving to be able to participate in his passion, football. The main character is a boy named Harrison. He grew up in a foster family that abused him. They would hurt him and one day it all stopped when the mean man was killed.
Then he was adopted to a nice family who loved football. The man was the football coach for the local team. He noticed Harrison's passion for the sport and invited him to practice. Ha
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Adam Gutschow
May 02, 2016 Adam Gutschow rated it it was amazing
This book is about a boy named Harrison. Harrison has been brought up going around from foster family to foster family. One day he is sent to live with a new foster family that is different than all of the rest. His new foster dad is a football coach at the local high school and he encourages Harrison to try out for the team. They soon learn Harrison has amazing skill playing running back because of the way he can run through tacklers like they are nothing and has amazing speed. With his new fou ...more
Jonah
Mar 31, 2016 Jonah rated it it was amazing
The book, Unstoppable by Tim Green, is one of the best books that I have read so far this year! It is about a boy named Harrison, who is a foster kid. He has been through several homes already and has not liked any of them. Then after Harrison gets taken off of a farm where he is beaten constantly and worked like a slave, he finally gets put into a home that he believes is too good to be true. Harrison has always dreamed of playing football too and all of that becomes reality since his new dad i ...more
Erik Vitek
The author of the book I read was called Tim Green. The title of the book was called Unstoppable and it was a fiction book. Tim Green used to play american football for my favorite team the Atlanta Falcons and I have read multiple books of his. Since this book is about American Football it is something he would know a lot of. The genre of this book is sports and realistic fiction. I chose to read this book because I love American Football and I 19ve read loads of Tim Green 19s books before. So I ...more
Chase
Jan 27, 2016 Chase rated it it was amazing
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Jillian
Jan 13, 2016 Jillian rated it it was ok
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James
Dec 01, 2015 James added it
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I recommend the book, Unstoppable, by Tim Green to people who like sports, and to people who like

an inspirational story about someone who overcomes great challenges. At the beginning of the book,

Harrison, the main character, becomes a foster child and moves in with new parents because his mother dies.

His foster dad is a middle school football coach. When he first plays football, he is faster, stronger, and

bigger than everyone else. When he starts playing in his first games, he scores six or
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Matt Szeliga
Nov 02, 2015 Matt Szeliga rated it it was amazing
The Action’s Nonstop


The name of the novel is Unstoppable by Tim Green, and it is a realistic fiction novel. This book has no series it is one of a kind.Unstoppable was about 343 pages and the novel wasn't too challenging. The author Tim Green is an expert in the field of sports novels, and he himself played professional football which helps him create better content for us the reader. As of now this has currently been my favorite sports novel, and this because of the way he vividly expresses t
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Emily Gillett
Sep 26, 2015 Emily Gillett rated it it was amazing
Unstoppable by Tim Green is about the power of hard work and never giving up no matter the circumstances, and reveals that those who believe truly can achieve anything they set their mind to. Tim Green captivates young audiences with his exciting plot twists and turns, leaving boys and girls alike yearning for more. Truly an inspiring story, Unstoppable gives readers the opportunity to walk in the shoes of a foster child, a new kid at school, a football player, a cancer patient and survivor. Har ...more
Gabe g
Sep 01, 2015 Gabe g rated it really liked it
Unstoppable is a great book especially if you readers like good sports book. This book is a very powerful book because at one point he is bullied and it is sad because he was a great football player but everyone wanted him out until the end his team realizes that he is a great player. There are a lot of strong parts and there are a lot of negative parts. some of the strong parts are when he runs for a long touchdown and wins the game for his team. There are many negative parts in the book but so ...more
Brady Pettit
Harrison has led a hard-knock life up until he’s taken in by loving foster parents.
After he acciedently causes the man’s death, Harrison is taken from a brutal foster home run by a farmer who uses foster kids as unpaid labor, a situation blithely ignored by the county. His new foster parents are different. Coach is in charge of the middle school football team, and all 13-year-old Harrison has ever wanted to do is to play football, the perfect outlet for his seething undercurrent of anger at life
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Gavin H
Apr 10, 2015 Gavin H rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for a great book to read, look no further than here Unstoppable by Tim Green. If you want to read a loving, heart warming, inspirational book, Unstoppable is the book for you. Tim Green always keeps you interested while reading his books. There’s always something new that you wouldn’t expect. While reading Unstoppable, Tim Green really makes you feel like you are right there as one of the characters in the book. He really lets you relate to your life in his books. If you are l ...more
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Tim Green, for many years a star defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons, is a man of many talents. He's the author of such gripping books for adults as the New York Times bestselling The Dark Side of the Game and a dozen suspense novels, including Exact Revenge and Kingdom Come. Tim graduated covaledictorian from Syracuse University and was a first-round NFL draft pick. He later earned his law deg ...more
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