Football Genius
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Football Genius

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Troy White has a phenomenal gift. He can predict football plays before they happen. Any position. Any player. Any team.

When Troy's single mom gets a job working in public relations for the Atlanta Falcons, Troy figures it's his chance to prove what he can do. But first he has to get to the Falcons-and with tight security and a notoriously mean coach, even his mom's field passes aren't much help.

Then Troy and his best friends devise a plan to get the attention of star linebacker Seth Halloway. With Seth's playing and Troy's genius, the Falcons could be unstoppable-if they'll only listen.

Bestselling author and former NFL player Tim Green scores a touchdown with this exhilarating novel, his first for young readers. Football Genius is an action-packed adventure with gripping suspense, a hero you can really root for, and an insider's look at the world of professional football.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 160 x 232 x 30mm | 458.13g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 006112270X
  • 9780061122705

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Troy White has a phenomenal gift. He can predict football plays before they happen. Any position. Any player. Any team.

When Troy's single mom gets a job working in public relations for the Atlanta Falcons, Troy figures it's his chance to prove what he can do. But first he has to get to the Falcons--and with tight security and a notoriously mean coach, even his mom's field passes aren't much help.

Then Troy and his best friends devise a plan to get the attention of star linebacker Seth Halloway. With Seth's playing and Troy's genius, the Falcons could be unstoppable--if they'll only listen.

Bestselling author and former NFL player Tim Green scores a touchdown with this exhilarating novel, his first for young readers. Football Genius is an action-packed adventure with gripping suspense, a hero you can really root for, and an insider's look at the world of professional football.
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"Appealing...the effortless commingling of real players with fictional characters should keep middle-graders engrossed."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "A first purchase for libraries looking to bolster their sports fiction."--School Library Journal "Green makes Troy a winning hero, and he ties everything together with a fast-moving plot."--ALA Booklist "Non-sports fans will root for underdog Troy...and enthusiasts will thrill to the first-hand knowledge Green brings"--Publishers Weekly ."..will appeal to all young football fans with its authentic football action and determined young hero."--KLIATT ..".will appeal to all young football fans with its authentic football action and determined young hero."--KLIATT Green makes Troy a winning hero, and he ties everything together with a fast-moving plot. --ALA Booklist" A first purchase for libraries looking to bolster their sports fiction. --School Library Journal" ...will appeal to all young football fans with its authentic football action and determined young hero. --KLIATT" Non-sports fans will root for underdog Troy...and enthusiasts will thrill to the first-hand knowledge Green brings --Publishers Weekly" Appealing...the effortless commingling of real players with fictional characters should keep middle-graders engrossed. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" As close as you can come to NFL action without putting on the pads. Filled with excitement, suspense and great football! --Bill Parcells, NFL championship coach" Non-sports fans will root for underdog Troy ( I want to do something. I want to be something. I thought this was my chance ) and enthusiasts will thrill to the first-hand knowledge Green brings to the novel. --Publishers Weekly" Will appeal to all young football fans with its authentic football action and determined young hero. --KLIATT" "As close as you can come to NFL action without putting on the pads. Filled with excitement, suspense--and great football!"--Bill Parcells, NFL championship coach "Non-sports fans will root for underdog Troy ('I want to do something. I want to be something. I thought this was my chance') and enthusiasts will thrill to the first-hand knowledge Green brings to the novel."--Publishers Weekly "Will appeal to all young football fans with its authentic football action and determined young hero."--KLIATT -As close as you can come to NFL action without putting on the pads. Filled with excitement, suspense--and great football!---Bill Parcells, NFL championship coach -Non-sports fans will root for underdog Troy ('I want to do something. I want to be something. I thought this was my chance') and enthusiasts will thrill to the first-hand knowledge Green brings to the novel.---Publishers Weekly -Green makes Troy a winning hero, and he ties everything together with a fast-moving plot.---ALA Booklist -A first purchase for libraries looking to bolster their sports fiction.---School Library Journal -Will appeal to all young football fans with its authentic football action and determined young hero.---KLIATT -Non-sports fans will root for underdog Troy...and enthusiasts will thrill to the first-hand knowledge Green brings---Publishers Weekly -Appealing...the effortless commingling of real players with fictional characters should keep middle-graders engrossed.---Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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Rating details

4,709 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 47% (2,206)
4 31% (1,463)
3 17% (796)
2 4% (174)
1 1% (70)
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