“The sports may hook readers, but the bullying will land them.”—Kirkus The wide receiver best able to hang on to his quarterback’s passes, Brock Ripley would be a star for the varsity team—if he could just bring himself to put his body on the line. But he can’t. Just like he can’t bring himself to stand up for his friend Richie Fang, who has been targeted by the quarterback, known for his bullying. As events spiral out of control, Brock is faced with a true test of character. Can he find the courage to step up and do what is right?
About the Author
Carl Deuker is the author of many sports novels, including On the Devil's Court, Heart of a Champion, and Painting the Black, all of which were selected as ALA Best Books for Young Adults. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
"Deuker effectively draws readers into his protagonist’s world..." —Horn Book "Fans who count on Deuker to put a provocative spin on an already satisfying story won’t be disappointed." —Bulletin "A well-written offering that deals with coming-of-age, bullying, and exciting sports action; a touchdown for sports collections and reluctant readers." —School Library Journal "The sports may hook readers, but the bullying will land them." —Kirkus —