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No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman
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Wallace Wallace, a 14-year-old football "star," finds himself in a sticky situation after turning in what he considers his "honest" opinion of a book. However, his teacher, Mr. Fogelman, doesn't agree with his assessment of the book: Wallace didn't like it, to say the least. So, Mr. Fogelman puts Wallace on detention until he writes a satisfactory book report. The problem is, Wallace doesn't see the book the way his teacher does. And when he finds out that detention consists of attending rehearsals for the play version of said book, he's none to pleased. Wallace begins to make slight suggestions for improvement and wins the cast over with his ideas. But not everyone's happy.

On top of his detention problems, Wallace is frustrated that he's been banned from football until he's off detention. And the rest of the team and most of the school is upset as well. You see, the year before, Wallace had, by chance, saved the season ending game by throwing himself on a wayward football and scoring a touchdown. But he doesn't really see what all the fuss is about. That was a fluke! He really isn't that great! But it doesn't mean that he wants to spend the next month with the drama club!
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