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The Underdogs

By: Mike Lupica
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
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Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling novels Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw, Mike Lupica delivers a feel-good sports story that will have readers cheering where they sit.

©2011 Mike Lupica (P)2011 Penguin

Critic Reviews

“There's plenty of action for sports fans, and readers will root for Will and his teammates till the very last page.” (School Library Journal

“[F]ootball fans will...respond to the detailed and exciting game action once the season gets rolling and find inspiration in Will and his teammates' tenacity.” (Publisher’s Weekly

“Will's ingenuity and loyalty are encouraging, causing readers to want to cheer him on as he makes his dream come true.” (VOYA

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It was very good my favorite book in the world. I am a football fan. Amazing book🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏉🏉🏉🏉🏉🏉🏉🏉

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Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan's Soul

This book is a wonderful feel-good story. The characters are loveable , the story is wonderful. It brought a smile to my face, and isn't that what we are here for? I highly recommend!

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Amazing story line and great characters

It was amazing it is a great book with an even better story line. The characters felt so real and the conflict just felt as real as the characters. Will the main character is a great kid who I think we can learn something from him .... to always look for the hail mary pass when things look tough.

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BEST FOOTBALL BOOK EVER

Now I started reading QB1 and it was amazing now I’m hooked can’t stop listening/reading these

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Very good book about football. Lots of details.

The book was very good. Even though I am a soccer fan, I liked the motivation that it portrayed. Loved it!

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A great story- about what it means to be a winner

Lupica keeps this story moving at great pace, and the sports sequences read like the best of play-by-play and color announcing. The greatest strength is in the characters Lupica builds and makes the reader believe in and care about. Very enjoyable story.