Josh Baxter Levels Up (Hardcover)

By Gavin Brown

Scholastic Press, 9780545772945, 192pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 2016



Josh Baxter is sick and tired of hitting the reset button. It's not easy being the new kid for the third time in two years. One mistake and now the middle school football star is out to get him. And Josh's sister keeps offering him lame advice about how to make friends, as if he needs her help finding allies
Josh knows that his best bet is to keep his head down and stay under the radar. If no one notices him, nothing can touch him, right? But when Josh's mom sees his terrible grades and takes away his video games, it's clear his strategy has failed. Josh needs a new plan, or he'll never make it to the next level, let alone the next grade.
He's been playing not to lose. It's time to play to win.

About the Author

Gavin Brown has written stories and designed games for the bestselling Spirit Animals and The 39 Clues series, and is the creator of the highly-rated iOS and Android game "Blindscape." He lives in a narrow apartment in New York City's East Village.