By Tim Green
HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780061122705, 256pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2007
Bestselling author and former NFL player Tim Green scores a touchdown with this exhilarating novel, his first for young readers.Football Geniusis 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. Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica.
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 togetto 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.
“Green makes Troy a winning hero, and he ties everything together with a fast-moving plot.”
“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.”
“Non-sports fans will root for underdog Troy...and enthusiasts will thrill to the first-hand knowledge Green brings”
“Appealing...the effortless commingling of real players with fictional characters should keep middle-graders engrossed.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books