Synopses & Reviews
What's it mean to think team? It means you don't talk team business with anybody who isn't on the team. It means whatever happens inside the team stays inside. It means you can only trust a brother Raider. Any questions?
At Nearmont High School, football stars are treated like royalty, and Matt Rydek has just ascended to the throne. He's got it all: hot girls, chill friends, plenty of juice to make him strong, and a winning team poised to go all the way. If he can keep his eye on the ball now, his future will be set. But when the team turns on one of its own, should Matt play by Raiders rules, or should he go long alone?
“Riveting.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Lipsyte has added to his repetoire a remarkable, tough, important story.” School Library Journal
About the Author
Robert Lipsyte has been an award-winning sportswriter for The New York Times and was the Emmy-winning host of the public affairs show The Eleventh Hour. He is the author of a number of acclaimed novels, including The Contender, The Brave, The Chief, Warrior Angel, and One Fat Summer. He is also the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his lifetime contribution in writing for young adults. Robert Lipsyte lives in New York.