21. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Leslie

The Underdogs by Mike Lupica, 280 pages, read by Leslie, on 11/08/2012

The Underdogs

Small but fast twelve-year-old Will Tyler, an avid football player in the down-and-out town of Forbes, Pennsylvania, takes matters into his own hands to try and finance the city’s football team, giving the whole community hope in the process.

Another sports book that boys are sure to enjoy, Mike Lupica does put a little bit of a twist in this, but it still ends with the underdogs winning in the end. I guess this book can give hope to those boys who want to be able to play sports but don’t have the funding, but I found it a little unrealistic.  Like I stated though, boys will enjoy this book.

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