The Underdogs

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Philomel Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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Will Tyler can fly on a football field. He may not be the biggest running back around, but no one can touch him when it comes to hitting the hole and finding the end zone. And no one can match his love of the game. When Will has a football in hand, he may as well be flying for real because life can't touch him - his dad isn't so defeated, his town isn't so poor, and everyone has something to cheer for. All of which does him no good if the football season is canceled. With no funding for things like uniforms and a cared-for playing field, with seemingly every other family moving to find jobs, there simply isn't enough money or players for a season. Unless one kid can rally an entire town and give everyone a reason to believe . . .

For fans of his bestselling novels Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw, Mike Lupica delivers a feel-good sports story that will have readers cheering where they sit.

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User Review  - Max - Goodreads

I thought this book had some good parts and some bad parts, but mostly I though that there were more good than bad. I think this because there were some parts where it was slow and took a while to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Garrett - Goodreads

Everybody always underestimates the underdogs. In this book that is exactly what happened. Will Tyler, a twelve year old boy, starts a new football team. He does all he can to get a sponsor, players ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Mike Lupica (www.mikelupicabooks.com) lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, and is a nationally syndicated sports-writer for the New York Daily News, as well as a television personality on ESPN's The Sports Reporters.

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