By Tim Green
HarperTrophy, Paperback, 9780061122736, 244pp.
Publication Date: April 22, 2008
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. Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica.
An ordinary boy with an extraordinary talent.
Troy White can predict any football play before it happens. And when his single mom gets a job with the Atlanta Falcons, Troy knows it's his big chance to help them out of their slump--and finally prove his football genius. But unless Troy can convince star linebacker Seth Halloway that he's telling the truth, the Falcons' championship--and Troy's mom's job--are in serious jeopardy.
“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