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by Green, Tim, 1963-

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If anyone understands the phrase 'tough luck,' it's Harrison. As a foster kid in a cruel home, he knows his dream of one day playing for the NFL is a long shot. Then Harrison's luck seems to change. He is brought into a new home with kind, loving parents--his new dad is even a football coach. Harrison's big build and his incredible determination quickly make him a star running back on the junior high school team. In no time, he's practically unstoppable. But Harrison's good luck can't last forever. Inspired by interviews with real-life cancer survivors and insider sports experience.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "With a sharp intensity fueled by both wrenching events and the main character's white-hot core of rage, Green sends an abused foster kid blasting his way through daunting challenges on and off the football field. Thirteen-year-old Harrison is caught by surprise when his fifth set of foster parents turn out to be a loving couple. Though justifiably suspicious of this change of fortune, he not only makes new friends at school but finds a channel for his temper in the school football team coached by his new foster father. So overwhelmingly fast, strong, and brutal is Harrison that he even intimidates his own team members. But his dream of NFL glory is cut short when an MRI on a knee injury reveals bone cancer advanced enough to require amputation. With coaching from both a hard-nosed disabled vet and an indomitable young fellow patient, Harrison sets his sights not just on rehabilitation but a return to the gridiron. Unlike Green's previous novels, the game action largely stays in the background, while Harrison's ferocious struggles with inner demons and physical obstacles make absorbing reading.--Peters, John Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Foster children Juvenile fiction
Cancer Patients Juvenile fiction
Football stories
Foster children Fiction
Football Fiction
Cancer Patients Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :HarperCollins2012
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780062089588
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