Million-Dollar Throw

by Mike Lupica (Author)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of HEAT and TRAVEL TEAM.

Everyone calls Nate Brodie "Brady" because he's a New England quarterback, just like his idol, Tom Brady. And now he's got a chance to win a million dollars by throwing one pass through a target at halftime in the Patriots; Thanksgiving night game. More than anything, Nate's family needs the money--his dad's been downsized, his mom's working two jobs, and they're on the verge of losing their house. The worry is more weight than a 13-year-old can bear, and it's affecting his playing for his own football team. Suddenly the boy with the golden arm is having trouble completing a pass . . . but can he make the one that really counts?

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Kirkus

Lupica's football action engages, and his delineation of the athlete's thought process and emotional highs and lows of competition feels visceral and real.

ALA/Booklist

Lupica injects plenty of suspenseful sports action into the plot and creates a cast of uniformly likable characters whose faith in teamwork and in each other ultimately earns handsome rewards for all. A natural for graduates of Matt Christopher's sports stories.

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Praise for Million-Dollar Throw


"Lupica explores the themes of believing in yourself and handling pressure. Teens who love sports fiction . . . will find this book a rapid, enjoyable read." -VOYA  

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
9780142415580
Lexile Measure
960L
Guided Reading Level
V
Publisher
Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication date
November 20, 2010
Series
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