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Football Hero (Football Genius #2)

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Ty Lewis can't believe it when Coach V recruits him for the football team. This is Ty's big chance to prove how fast he is on the field, get a fresh start in a new school, and be like his older brother, Thane "Tiger" Lewis, who's about to graduate from college—and is being courted by the NFL.

But Ty's guardian, Uncle Gus, won't let him play. Uncle Gus needs Ty to scrub floo
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 24th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published 2008)
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Lynn
Sep 15, 2008 Lynn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Younger teen will probably like this but the characters were too one dimensional for me. The villians were totally hateful and the heros angelic. The sports scenes which usually carry me through other flaws weren't much either
Trevor Flease
Dec 17, 2013 Trevor Flease rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trevor Flease
3rd Hour

The book football hero is about a boy who lost his parents. He had to go live with his aunt and uncle and becomes a football hero. Ty is one of the fastest kids in his class but doesn't realize it. The coach comes up to him and wants him to join the team. Uncle Gus doesn't want him to play because he has alot of chores for Ty and Gus is a big gambler. Ty then talks Gus in to letting him play and becomes a great football player. Ty helps the team win a high school championshi
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Nicholas Kimble
Oct 28, 2013 Nicholas Kimble rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone says that they will do anything to protect their family, but when you could get hurt and or killed trying to save them would you still do it?




In the book “Football Hero” by Tim Green the main character Ty Lewis lives with his aunt Virginia and uncle Gus ever since his parents died in a car wreck. Uncle Gus and aunt Virginia treat Ty horrible, they make him use a pillowcase as a backpack his clothes are old “hand-me-downs and for his twelfth birthday his Uncle Gus gave him a work permit
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Sue
Aug 11, 2009 Sue rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly (which sounds bad, except I'm really not a huge fan of football stories), I really enjoyed this book. Okay, Ty's homelife with his aunt and uncle was a little contrived and fairly reminiscent of Harry Potter, but the situation he finds himself in is all too realistic.

Football Hero tells the story of a 12 year old boy named Ty who, due to the death of his parents, is living with his uncaring aunt and uncle. In the meantime, his older brother is going through the NFL draft pick. Thei
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Karen Arendt
Nov 18, 2009 Karen Arendt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade, sports
My sister went to high school with this author1 I was a freshman when he was a senior so I never met him, but he was the BMOC (big man on campus!).

I did not think I would like this book, but about halfway through, I started liking it. I picked it up because it was in our school's book fair and the boys seemed interested in it. So, naturally, I needed to keep up with the kids. I thought there was some unnecessarily gross stuff in the beginning, but when the story started picking up, the grossness
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Taylor
This was a great book! I read it for my classroom library, but I can't wait to tell my students about it! It was full of a lot of great life lessons as well as just a good story. Ty is torn between doing what is right and wrong. He is being pressured to get inside information for his uncle from his NFL playing brother. His uncle is using the information for an underground gambling deal he is in. Once Ty realizes what is going on, he finds that he has a lot of other problems then just cleaning th ...more
Turner Myers
May 20, 2015 Turner Myers added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Blake Carpenter
Recommended to Turner by: Blake Capenter
The book was great some boring parts but the ending was amazing. It all took place in New York and there was Ty a little guy with glasses and has blazing speed. His brother Thane “Tiger” Lewis is a wide receiver Syracuse and is entering the NFL draft. He was drafted to his hometown team the New York Jets. Their mom and dad were killed in a car crash when Thane was in college. Ty went to go live with his uncle Gus and Aunt Virginia and his cousin Charlotte. Ty really wants to be like his brother ...more
Johnathan Mendoza
Mar 13, 2015 Johnathan Mendoza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sports fans
I personally think this was a good book. The story is about a boy named Ty Lewis who has recently moved with his uncle, aunt, and cousin because his parents didn't make it when they were in a horrible car accident. He has an older brother named Thane. Since high school Thane has been a very good at football and got signed with the Jets. Thane is Ty’s role model and wants to become a football player like his brother. Ty isn't the most popular kid and lives in a pretty poor house but after he star ...more
Colton Hutchison
This book is about a kid, Ty, whose lived with his aunt and uncles after his parents death. He also has a brother, Thane. Thane, or Tiger, the star rookie wide receiver for the New York Jets. Ty gets caught up with the mob after Ty's uncle drags him into it.

I liked the characters in this book. I liked how all of the characters could be real. I think the conflict of this book was cool. When you think about an NFL rookie, you usually don't think about the mob. The author of this book liked to keep
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Josh
A Review of Football Hero by Tim Green
What would you do if you were going to have to save your brother from getting badly hurt? Well, this is just one crazy thing that happens to Ty Lewis in the novel Football Hero by Tim Green. Ty Lewis is living with his Uncle Gus, Aunt Virginia, and cousin Charlotte because of his parent's death and his brother getting ready for football season. Although Ty's brother is on the New York Jets, his life isn't too great. If readers of this book understand footba
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Sal Rodriguez
Jan 28, 2011 Sal Rodriguez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Ty gets dumped on his aunt and uncle his whole life will be change. Ty Lewis is related to Thane "Tiger" Lewis who is a well known football player out the University of Syracuse. He is predicted to be drafted in the NFL draft in the 1st round. This will cause some major probles throughout the story.

Ty works for his uncles cleaning company with his cousin while uncle Gus just sits around. After one of the owners of one of their stops tells uncle Gus that Ty could play football after uncle
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Josh M
May 20, 2011 Josh M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book that I am going to tell you about is called Football Hero by Tim Green.

The first thing that I am going to tell you about is my favorite character and why. my favorite character in the book is Tyler. The reason that I like Tyler is because one he is the main character of the book and two he is a boy who looks up to his soon to be NFL player Thane. That is why I like him the best.

The second thing that I am going to tell you about is my favorite part of the book. My favorite or my 2 favori
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Matt L.
Jan 18, 2011 Matt L. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is worth two books. Football hero
By: Tim Green
To me this book was a great book because of the way the author put the book it made me think of me a little bit because of Ty the main character. In the book TY is amazing at football but people think he is bad because he is so skinny. I can relate to that because a lot of people think I can’t throw. But what they don’t know is that I can throw harder than them. So Ty is disappointed because of how people treat him so he goes to the football tryouts
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Karen Simental
Football Hero is a pretty interesting story. I never saw myself reading it since its about football and mostly for guys, but hey it actually is pretty cool. Its about this boy named Ty. His parents died when he was a little boy, so now he's stuck living with his uncle Gus in an old beat down little trailer. Ty's dream has always been to play football and when Coach V recruits him for the football team, he cant believe it. Its his big chance to show how fast he is and that someday he'll be like ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com

Ty Lewis' parents have died in an accident, so he has gone to live with his dad's sister, Aunt Virginia, and Uncle Gus. Ty's older brother is Thane (aka Tiger) Lewis, a hopeful NFL first-round draft pick from Syracuse University. Thane and Ty are close, but because Thane is finishing up his college degree, Ty is forced to remain with his aunt and uncle.

Living with his aunt and uncle is horrible. Ty remembers the loving home he came from, and misses his par
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Jonathan Da-silva
Football Hero is about a 12 year old boy named Ty,who lives with his aunt and uncle ever since his parents died in a tragic car crash. Ty also has a brother who is leaving college and going into the NFL. When Ty tries out for the school football team,to follow in his brothers footsteps,and is placed as starting wide receiver. He will have to try as hard as he can to catch all the balls that are thrown at him in the games,and become the football hero!

This book was amazing! I like the way in the
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Artom Chirka
Nov 05, 2014 Artom Chirka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book Football Hero was written by Tim Green.This book has a lot of action. About a kid who has bin bullied saved the day by scoring a touch down right on time.This book seems really realistic it doesn't have flying cars or aliens its a nice town a normal life.The reason why I like this book is because it has action and its realistic. Yes I would recommend this book.
Tyrone
football hero was a good well not really it was a very good book it probally was one of the best football books i have ever read it was about two brothers who played football one who got drafted in the nfl and the other one was a younger kid who played football for his high school football team he was a good player and he had alot of heart for the game he wanted to be just like his brother the big time first round draft pick who went to the jets to play pro ball but sense i dont want to completl ...more
Sarun
Oct 02, 2009 Sarun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Synopsis- Ty Lewis is a great football player ands trys to prove himself by giving his best and last energy using his speed to be a replacement for another player.

Classification-
Audience:10+ aimed toward teens and up
Purpose: Mostly giving tips and advice
Medium: Graphic novel
genre- setting- realistic fiction
genre-style- idealism and historical

Critiscism
This book football hero is one of my favorite books because i love football and it gave me tips on how to be a better player and be more active.
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Andrew Kiley
I thought this was a good book because it had some good detail, and it had a good storyline. It followed the storyline pretty well and was overall a good book.
Madison
Dec 15, 2014 Madison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like sports books, then you will want to read The Football Hero by Tom Green. This book was a football journey full of adventure. Thane and Ty are brothers. Thane is older than Ty. They both faced a few challenges that they had to conquer. In this great book, Thane gets drafted into the NFL. Ty is the fastest kid at his school, and the football coach at his school, wanted him to play football. In a rivalry game against Brookfield, Ty was a big part of the offense. If you want to find more ...more
Sherrie
Jun 08, 2010 Sherrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 5th of 15 SSYRA (Sunshine State Young Reader Award) books for next year's 6th to 8th graders that I'll be reading over the summer. This was one of my favorites so far, a compelling story of two brothers (one 12, one 22) unwittingly drawn into a Mafia-based sports gambling ring. The football action seems very authentic, as it should be- the author is a veteran of many seasons as a defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons. This book is highly recommended for readers who are also sports f ...more
Beverly
Oct 02, 2010 Beverly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 12-14
A very predictable family drama with some pretty cool football action thrown in makes this a good choice for football loving reluctant readers. All American good guy Ty is living with crass, cranky, gambling addicted uncle while his older brother is a first round draft pick for the Jets. I am sure you know where the story goes from there. A very funny first time on the field game disaster for Ty along with some great descriptions of pro practice drills and behind the scenes football life will ap ...more
Cathy
May 24, 2011 Cathy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read this with my 6th grade literature circle group. Personally I think literature is too strong of a word for this book. However, if you are in 6th grade, you are male, and you love sports, you will think this is the best book ever written. If you are a middle-aged mother, you will probably think it is predictable, cheesy, and has some pretty lame writing. But hey, this book is written for 6th grade boys, so who am I too complain? It was slightly interesting and had some exciting parts. I gue ...more
Matt Firuta
Mar 18, 2011 Matt Firuta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Its one of my favorite books i ever read. It has the action the good story line and characters that really pull the story together. I thought that it was cool how the book had the famous brother thane in the NFL and his little brother is just a skinny quite kid not many people pay attention to. Ty (the little brother) does start to get attention but I wouldn't say its very positive attention. Unless you would say mobsters and gambling is a good thing to get involved with. Its ...more
Jennifer K
Jan 28, 2016 Jennifer K rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So Ty is this ordinary, poor, scrawny kid who gets invited to play football. He's super-fast and has great hands. Uncle Gus has other plans for Ty's hands--he has Ty join his cleaning business and Ty gets bathroom duty (no pun intended). When Lucy takes an interest in Ty and the information Ty has access to, Ty is able to bargain for the opportunity to play but gets mixed up in more than he ever imagined.

Ty is only kid I can think of who actually measures up to his older sibling. Most titles wit
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Jayden
I personally think this was a good book. The story is about a boy named Ty Lewis who has recently moved with his uncle, aunt, and cousin because his parents didn't make it when they were in a horrible car accident. He has an older brother named Thane. Since high school Thane has been a very good at football and got signed with the Jets. Thane is Ty’s role model and wants to become a football player like his brother. Ty isn't the most popular kid and lives in a pretty poor house but after he star ...more
Adam Gutschow
Football Hero by Tim Green is a very heroic and sketchy book. The book is about a boy named Ty that lives with his rude and disrespectful uncle and aunt because his parents died in a car accident. Ty admires his older brother, nicknamed Tiger who is going into the NFL draft. Ty’s uncle makes him and his cousin, Charlotte clean his boss’s, Lucy’s restaurant almost everyday. Ty’s older brother gets drafted to the jets which makes Ty extremely happy because he is also living in New York, so it mean ...more
Isaac S.
Apr 28, 2015 Isaac S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
Tim Green’s book Football Season is about a kid named Troy feeling the urge to win the state championship for his football team. But, Troy also can predict football plays before the play actually happens. He is able to make money for the New York Jets football team by predicting the plays. If the Jets can make the playoffs Troy can only imagine how much money he will get. Troy has the toughest to decision to move to New York or stay at his home. Meanwhile, he is worried about his dad going to j ...more
Blake Miller
Dec 14, 2014 Blake Miller rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
The book I have last read is Football Hero by Tim Green. I picked it up from the library and to be honest was sort of unsure of the book when I first looked at it. After reading the back cover of it I decided that it will probably turn out decent because I have read a few other books by Tim Green.

The main character in the book is Ty Lewis. His older brother is Tiger Lewis who is a star player in college and is getting ready to head to the NFL. Ty is a kid who has had a bad home life for most of
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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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