Shoot-Out (Comeback Kids #5)

by Mike Lupica (Author)

Shoot-Out (Comeback Kids #5)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Comeback Kids
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author if Heat and Travel Team!

What happens when a star player ends up on the worst team? He either learns to lose or he stops playing the game he loves. These are the choices facing Jake, who has gone from champion to last place, testing his sportsmanship every time his soccer team gets waxed. But it's his teammate Kevin who shows Jake that being a good captain means scoring and assisting off the field as much as being the star player on it.

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Review quotes

Praise for Mike Lupica's novels:

"Lupica is the greatest sports writer for middle school readers."—VOYA on True Legend

"Lupica has the knowledge of the game and the lean prose to make a taut, realistic story not just about the game but about heart, character, and family."—Kirkus Reviews on Travel Team

* "The dialogue crackles, and the rich cast of supporting characters nearly steals the show. Top-notch entertainment in the Carl Hiaasen mold."—Booklist, starred review of Heat

"Lupica gives his readers a behind-the-scenes look at major league sports. In this novel, he adds genuine insights into family dynamics."—Booklist on The Batboy

"Lupica will win a Pulitzer for his sportswriting one day (he should have won it already)." —The New York Times on Heat
Mike Lupica
Mike Lupica is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of several books for young readers. His NEW YORK DAILY NEWS column is syndicated nationally. Mr. Lupica lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. You can visit Mike Lupica at www.mikelupicabooks.com.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780451479341
Lexile Measure
920L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication date
May 20, 2018
Series
Comeback Kids

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