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Bowen, Fred.
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Publication Information:
Atlanta, GA : published by Peachtree Publishers, 2014.
Physical Description:
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Although he knows all the plays, freshman wide receiver Jesse is reluctant to try out for quarterback until his brother, a college player, is asked to switch from quarterback to safety and the two make a deal that will force them, and Savannah, the new kicker on Jesse's team, to conquer their own and others' expectations.
Reading Level:
630 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.3 2.0 167609.

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Jesse is experienced as a wide receiver ?but can he play against type and help his new team as a quarterback?
The Franklin High Panthers need a new quarterback. Freshman Jesse Wagner knows the plays, but he feels he is too small to be QB material. Jesse?s brother Jay has a problem of his own: his college coach wants him to switch from quarterback to safety. The brothers agree on a deal: Jesse will try out for quarterback, and Jay will try playing safety. Meanwhile, Jesse and his teammates recruit an unlikely kicker for their team ?a girl named Savannah.
Author Fred Bowen continues his Sports Story series with play-by-play action that?s sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats! An afterword provides the real stories of successful professional athletes who did not ?look the part.?

Author Notes

Fred Bowen is the author of Peachtree's popular Fred Bowen Sports Story and All-Star Sport Story series. A lifelong sports fanatic, he has coached youth league baseball, basketball, and soccer. His kids' sports column "The Score" appears each week in the KidsPost section of the Washington Post . Bowen lives in Maryland.

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Booklist Review

High-school freshman Jesse lives and breathes football. His brother, Jay, was the star high-school quarterback and will play for Dartmouth in the fall. Jesse loves running plays with Jay and knows the playbook by heart. But his dreams of a winning season are doomed by a poor quarterback and kicker. Jesse has only ever thought of himself as a wide receiver. Sure he can run and pass, but is he too small to be quarterback? And his friend Savannah kicks better than the team's kicker, but she is tall like a soccer goalie, not to mention a girl. Meanwhile, Jay struggles at Dartmouth, being moved from quarterback to safety. Can he accept his new role? Filled with descriptions of the games, practices, and plays, the quick plot and likable characters will appeal to football fans despite the thin plot. End notes highlight athletes who excelled despite gender or size. Large font, playbook diagrams, simple vocabulary, and an older protagonist make this a solid choice for struggling readers.--Harold, Suzanne Copyright 2014 Booklist