Travis Gardner lives to play quarterback. He’s a standout QB by the middle school, and he’s prepared to put everything he has into the game. Then Gainesville University’s head coach makes Travis a promise: Travis will have a place on the team, and a scholarship to go with it. He just has to get through high school first.
As Travis starts ninth grade, he’ll have to earn his teammates’ trust and dodge opponents aiming to sack the star quarterback. But his biggest challenge might be staying focused in the face of sudden fame. Because now the pressure is on, and Travis has to prove himself with every pass.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||280|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.6|
- Rhode Island Middle School Book Award Nominee
- YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
- Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee
- Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Nominee
“Travis’ love for the game . . . seems absolutely authentic. This engaging read will resonate with middle schoolers, especially aspiring athletes.”—Booklist
School Library Journal
“Purchase where there is a high interest in football and where books for reluctant readers are needed.”—School Library Journal
“With an astute sense of his audience, Volponi in the end returns readers to the love of the game that should be the heart of any athlete who wants to succeed in playing at the highest level. Absorbing . . . .”—Kirkus Reviews