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ISBN13: 9780061742613
ISBN10: 0061742619
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When Marcus moves to a new town in the dead of summer, he doesn't know a soul. While practicing football for impending tryouts, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with an older man. Charlie is a charismatic prankster—and the best football player Marcus has ever seen. He can't believe his good luck when he finds out that Charlie is actually Charlie Popovich, or "the King of Pop," as he had been nicknamed during his career as an NFL linebacker. But that's not all. There is a secret about Charlie that his own family is desperate to hide.

When Marcus begins school, he meets the starting quarterback on the team: Troy Popovich. Right from the beginning, Marcus and Troy disagree—about football, about Troy's ex-girlfriend, Alyssa, but most of all, about what's good for Charlie. Marcus is betting that he knows what's best for the King of Pop. And he is willing to risk everything to help his friend.

About the Author

Gordon Korman has written more than fifty middle-grade and teen novels. Favorites include the #1 New York Times bestseller The 39 Clues: One False Note, Son of the Mob, and Schooled. Though he didn't play football in high school, Gordon's been a lifelong fan and season ticket holder. He says, "I've always been fascinated by the 'culture of collision' in football, and wanted to explore it—not just from the highlight films, but from its darker side as well." Gordon lives with his family on Long Island, New York.

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Paul Johns, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by Paul Johns)
A very touching book from beginning to end. Korman once again figures out how to capture the reader by painting such a heartwarming tale, that you would have to be heartless not to be drawn in. A must read!
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Korman, Gordon
Balzer + Bray
Basbanes, Nicholas A.
Glanzman, Louis
Stolz, Mary
Sports & Recreation - Football
Social Issues - General
General Juvenile Fiction
Books & Reading
Situations / Friendship
Children s-Sports Fiction-Football
Situations / Adolescence
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from 7
8 x 5.3125 in 7.28 oz
Age Level:
from 12

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