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Strange Country Day

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Football quickly becomes more than just a game for Alexander Graham Ptuiac, the son of an inventor, when he suddenly manifests superhuman powers during team tryouts. Alex makes the cut, but not before certain nefarious adults take notice, putting his life in danger. He struggles to suppress and control his strange new abilities, worried about exposing his secret and being ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published August 18th 2015 by Tantrum Books/Month9Books (first published August 1st 2015)
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Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Alexander is starting a new school and seventh grade, and right from the first day, things don't run as he expects. A lot is going on the first chapters of this book: Alexander experiencing mob bullying, strange 'powers' appearing, meeting girls, inventor Dad with strange inventions and being sucked onto a football team. I felt a bit muddled at first, as if trying to search for the main string among an avalanche, but once the story got rolling, things started clicking into place.

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Charles Curtis a sportswriter for USA Today’s For The Win. He has reported and written for other publications including ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, Bleacher Report, NJ.com, TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.