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The Big Time (Football Genius Series #4)
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The Big Time (Football Genius Series #4)

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by Tim Green
 

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Troy has a chance to hit the big time—and be reunited with the father he’s never known

Things couldn’t be going better for Troy White. The Atlanta Falcons’ football genius is at the top of his game, helping the team get to the playoffs. Agents and lawyers are knocking on his door with big-money offers for the upcoming season. And his own

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Troy has a chance to hit the big time—and be reunited with the father he’s never known

Things couldn’t be going better for Troy White. The Atlanta Falcons’ football genius is at the top of his game, helping the team get to the playoffs. Agents and lawyers are knocking on his door with big-money offers for the upcoming season. And his own football team has just won the Georgia State Championship! Troy’s celebrating with his friends when another lawyer comes knocking—and this one says, “I think I’m your father.”

Very quickly Troy’s dream come true becomes a nightmare when his mom and dad become embroiled in a conflict over his future. For Troy, the stakes couldn’t be higher as he fights for the right to know the man who calls himself Dad.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4–8—In previous entries, 12-year-old Troy White parlayed his remarkable play-predicting ability into a high-paying job with his beloved Atlanta Falcons and led his youth league team to a state championship. As Big Time opens, Troy's biological father, Drew Edinger, makes a plea to be allowed to become part of his son's life and to represent him in negotiations with other NFL teams. It soon appears that Drew's interest is mainly financial, however. It also becomes evident that he is connected to some shady characters. Troy is ambivalent about his involvement with his father as his attraction to the lifestyle Drew offers creates tension in his relationship with his sensible mother. When federal officials reveal to Troy the extent of Edinger's criminal activities, the boy agrees to help nab his father's associates. Drew will also be caught in the web, but the agents offer Troy the possibility of a lighter prison sentence for his father in return for the boy's cooperation. Edinger escapes capture, but materializes briefly in a cliff-hanger ending after a game in which Troy quarterbacks his Georgia all-star team to victory over Florida. The story moves along at a brisk clip, the language is straightforward and accessible, and the issues raised are likely to engage readers. Yet even the least sophisticated members of the target audience may find it difficult to accept a scenario in which a 12-year-old garners a $15-million pro football contract and assumes a lead role in a federal sting operation.—Richard Luzer, Fair Haven Union High School, VT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061686207
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/24/2010
Series:
Football Genius Series , #4
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Tim Green, for many years a star defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons, is a man of many talents. He's the author of such gripping books for adults as the New York Times bestselling The Dark Side of the Game and American Outrage. Tim graduated covaledictorian from Syracuse University and was a first-round draft pick. He later earned his law degree with honors, and he has also worked as an NFL commentator for FOX Sports and NPR.

His first book for young readers, Football Genius, inspired in part by his players and his own kids, became a New York Times bestseller and was followed by Football Hero, Football Champ, The Big Time, and Deep Zone. He drew on his experiences playing and coaching Little League for Rivals and Pinch Hit and two more New York Times bestsellers: Baseball Great and Best of the Best.

Bestselling author Jon Scieszka called Tim Green's Unstoppable, a book about a boy's struggle with cancer that debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, "Absolutely heroic. And something every guy should read."

Tim Green lives with his wife, Illyssa, and their five children in upstate New York.

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Big Time 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesowe read
Zachary Davis More than 1 year ago
This book was the best out of the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great author he writes an amazing series ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dennis O'Neil More than 1 year ago
A great book. Though i di not read the second book about troy, this one is a pretty good book for someone in sixth grade or a rising seventh grader.
CoxJ More than 1 year ago
This book is about a boy named troy who has just met his father and wants him to represent him and help him get money. Troy has won the state championship and is now playing in a border battle all star team where he gets mad because he does not start. Troy soon finds out that his father is in trouble and he can stop jail time if he helps. I liked how the author was persistent with the quotes he put in and i liked that. I disliked how the author made the mom hate the dad. I would recommend this book to anyone that has read the first 2 and to football lovers everywhere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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It is kinda like Tys story if you read it. With all the agents. My teacher would be proud of that connection!!!!!!!
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This book is awesome cause im a football lover
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book it is awsomeeee u need to read it keep it up tim green !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Great read