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Green, Tim.
New York : HarperCollins, 2007
IL 5-8, RL 5.0
ISBN 0061122726

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Do you believe some people can see the future? In this book written by former NFL player Tim Green, twelve-year-od Troy can see future football plays. This can help his favorite team, The Atlanta Falcons, win games. There are so many obstacles. No one will listen to him, at first. A really mean assistant coach for the Falcons, Coach Krock,is determined to stand in Troy’s way. After his mother is almost fired from her PR job with the team, she doesn’t want him to talk to the players or the coach. He has other problems too. His father left his mother before he was born, and he misses having a father. The coach of his junior varsity team only plays his son as quarterback. He doesn’t give Troy a chance, even though he is a much better quarterback. What trouble is Troy willing to risk in order to prove himself as a football genius?  (Nina Gayle Rogers, St. Jude Educational Institute)

Booktalk #2

Have you ever felt like someone is always better then you? Is this person even in your family? For Ty he is His adored older brother Thane is in the NFL while Ty is trying out for his first team ever at his middle school. Ty and Thane both are still extremely choked up about their parent's car accident that occurred one year prior. Ty has to deal with his mean Aunt and Uncle at home, while at school he gets bullied. Ty's uncle is up to something with a fantasy football, and now he's pulling Ty into it. Ty's uncle's fantasy football scheme is making them a lot of money, but now the police are suspicious and tension is building. Read this book, and be sure not to miss your chance to become a football hero.  (Riley, student)

SUBJECTS:     Football -- Fiction.
                        Atlanta (Ga.) -- Fiction.

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