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In a small Oklahoma town, one star linebacker must decide what kind of man he wants to be--both on and off the field.

Welcome to Kennisaw--where Friday night high school football ranks right up there with God and country, and sometimes even comes in first. This year, the Kennisaw Knights are going for their fifth straight undefeated season, and if they succeed, they'll be more than the best high school team in the eastern Oklahoma hill country--they'll be legends.

But the Knights' legacy is a heavy weight to carry for Hampton, linebacker and star of the team. On the field, he's so in control you'd think he was able to stop time. But his life off the field is a different story. His father walked out on him and his mom years ago, and now his mom has a new boyfriend every week. He's drawn to a smart, quirky girl at school--the type a star athlete just isn't supposed to associate with. And meanwhile, his best friend and teammate Blaine--the true friend who first introduced Hampton to football back when he had nothing else--is becoming uncomfortably competitive, and he's demanding Hampton's loyalty even as Hampton thinks he's going too far.

This unforgettable novel is the story of a boy whose choices will decide the kind of man he becomes, and raises powerful questions about sportsmanship, loyalty, and the deceptiveness of legends.

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Through the eyes of a distinctly non-athletic protagonist — a fat high school journalist named Mitch — veteran sports novelist Deuker reveals the surprising truth behind a mysterious football player named Angel.  When Angel shows up Lincoln High, he seems to have no past — or at least not one he is willing to discuss.  Though Mitch gets a glimpse of Angel's incredible talent off the field, Angel rarely allows himself to shine on the field.  Is he an undercover cop, wonders Mitch?  Or  an ineligible player?  In pursuit of a killer story, Mitch decides to find out just who this player is and what he's done.  In the end, the truth — and what Mitch does with it — surprises everyone.

About the Author

Tim Tharp lives in Oklahoma, where he teaches at Rose State College. This is his first novel for young adults. The author lives in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553495133
Author:
Tharp, Tim
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf Library
Author:
Deuker, Carl
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Football
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Football
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Football
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Through the eyes of a distinctly non-athletic protagonist — a fat high school journalist named Mitch — veteran sports novelist Deuker reveals the surprising truth behind a mysterious football player named Angel.  When Angel shows up Lincoln High, he seems to have no past — or at least not one he is willing to discuss.  Though Mitch gets a glimpse of Angel's incredible talent off the field, Angel rarely allows himself to shine on the field.  Is he an undercover cop, wonders Mitch?  Or  an ineligible player?  In pursuit of a killer story, Mitch decides to find out just who this player is and what he's done.  In the end, the truth — and what Mitch does with it — surprises everyone.
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