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Football Genius

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade and up, Fiction, Realistic, Sports

football genius coverFootball Genius by Tim Green
Recommended for: Grades 4 – 7

Troy is a 6th grader with a single mom and two best friends who will do almost anything for him. His main fault is being sort of hot tempered when teased about sensitive subjects – like not having a father or the losing season of his favorite team, the Atlanta Falcons. His temper frequently leads him to make poor decisions.
Yet Troy has a remarkable talent. He can predict football plays. He desperately wants to use his talent to help the Falcons win, but he’s only a kid, and who will listen to him?
After many wrong turns, Troy finally gets a break, meeting Falcon’s linebacker, Seth, who comes to believe in Troy’s talent. Even with Seth on his side, it is still a frustrating quest. His mother’s job and Seth’s future with the team are threatened by a disbelieving coach.
Troy’s two friends back him up and come up with plans whenever he hits a road block.
Written by a former NFL player, the story has plenty of adventure and exciting football action.

Reviewed by: Mrs. McIntire

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade and up, Fiction, Realistic, Sports.
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