Unstoppable

Unstoppable

By Tim Green

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780062089564, 343pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2012

Description

Inspired by interviews with real-life cancer survivors and insider sports experience, this unforgettable New York Times bestseller shows a brave boy who learns what it truly means to be unstoppable. As National Ambassador for Young People's Literature emeritus Jon Scieszka said, Unstoppable is "absolutely heroic, and something every guy should read."

If anyone understands the phrase "tough luck," it's Harrison. As a foster kid in a cruel home, he knows his dream of one day playing in the NFL is a longshot.

Then Harrison is brought into a new home with kind, loving parents his new dad is even a football coach. Harrison's big build and his incredible determination quickly make him a star running back on the junior high school team. On the field, he's practically unstoppable. But Harrison's good luck can't last forever. When a routine sports injury leads to a devastating diagnosis, it will take every ounce of Harrison's determination not to give up for good.



About the Author
Tim Green played Little League baseball for many years before specializing in football. After graduating as covaledictorian from Syracuse University, he was a first-round NFL draft pick and played as a star defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons for eight years. He earned his law degree with honors and has worked as an NFL analyst for FOX Sports and an NFL commentator for NPR.

When his sons began to play baseball, Tim drew on his early love of the game to coach their teams. His exciting books for young readers include the "New York Times" bestselling "Baseball Great", "Rivals", and "Best of the Best". He has also written the novels "Football Genius", "Football Champ", and "The Big Time", starring Troy White, and "Football Hero", starring Ty Lewis. Troy and Ty meet in Tim's exciting new Football Genius novel, "Deep Zone".

Tim lives with his wife, Illyssa, and their five children in upstate New York.



Praise For Unstoppable

“Could not put it down. It is so solid, and real, and true. Absolutely heroic. And something every guy should read.”
-Jon Scieszka, bestselling author and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature emeritus

“I don’t know anyone -- kid or adult -- who won’t root heart and soul for Harrison. Unstoppable means you can’t put this book down!”
-bestselling author Gordon Korman

“The star running back on his junior high school football team is diagnosed with cancer, teaching him the real meaning of bravery and determination.”
-Los Angeles Times

With a sharp intensity fueled by both wrenching events and the main character’s white-hot core of rage, Green sends an abused foster kid blasting his way through daunting challenges on and off the football field. Harrison’s ferocious struggles with inner demons and physical obstacles make absorbing reading.
-Booklist