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He's destined for the NFL. Kadeem Jones is a star quarterback for Southside High. He is thrilled when college scouts seek him out. His visit to Teller College is amazing. College cheerleaders pay attention to him. The recruiter even gives him money to have a good time. But then NCAA officials accuse Teller's staff of illegally recruiting top talent. Will Kadeem decide to help their investigation, even though it means the end of the good times? What will it do to his chances of ...

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He's destined for the NFL. Kadeem Jones is a star quarterback for Southside High. He is thrilled when college scouts seek him out. His visit to Teller College is amazing. College cheerleaders pay attention to him. The recruiter even gives him money to have a good time. But then NCAA officials accuse Teller's staff of illegally recruiting top talent. Will Kadeem decide to help their investigation, even though it means the end of the good times? What will it do to his chances of playing college football?

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Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
What was supposed to be a normal scrimmage turned out to be anything but that when college scouts showed up on the field. Getting a college scholarship was important to Kadeem, and he was excited they were at the game because he knew he was a good player. His main concern was that his grades were not that good. Kadeem was recruited by two colleges, but his trip to Teller University was just amazing. He couldn't get enough of it. Kadeem spoke with a coach from another college, but was told his low grades did matter, and they didn't offer anything like Teller University did. Kadeem learned later that the recruiting tactics Teller University were illegal and when approached to help prove it, Kadeem had one of the biggest decisions of his life to make. His decision would not only affect him, but also his friends that were being recruited by Teller. This book was well written and had my attention on the very first page. The storyline was very believable, and the inner conflict Kadeem had to deal with was also something that I am sure other students have had to cope with. The book is written in a way that you can't guess Kadeem's decision until the very end. The author seems to have a keen insight to young adult situations. I wish the story had been longer as the writing flowed and was interesting from the first to the last page. This could certainly be read in a just a couple hours. I do recommend this book. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Similar to the "Bluford" series (Townsend), these high-interest contemporary urban fiction books focus on teenagers trying to navigate adolescence in the midst of difficult situations. After Benito's father is deployed to Iraq, the teen does his best to be the man of the house. When Xavier returns, the family is overjoyed, but soon realize that being a soldier has changed him from the cheerful soccer-playing dad they knew into someone who is fearful, tense, and angry. With the strength of their family bond, they struggle to help him and to regain the closeness and stability they once enjoyed. In Plan B, Lucy's life is perfect; she has a caring mother, great friends, and, best of all, a boyfriend whom she loves. However, after Lucy and Luke make a careless decision, their lives change forever, and she needs to find the right answer for them. In Recruited, Kadeem is ecstatic when scouts shower him with gifts, dinners, and parties and he realizes that his dream of playing college football may be coming true. His happiness quickly turns to dread, though, as he learns that the incentives offered to him are violations of recruitment policy. Given the chance to help stop the unethical behavior, he has to make a heartfelt decision. These well-written stories reinforce the importance of family, friends, values, and thoughtful decision-making. Characters that readers will identify with and care about are combined with realistic plots that reflect society today. Excellent purchases, these books will attract and engage reluctant readers.—Margaret Auguste, Franklin Middle School, Somerset, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761361671
  • Publisher: Darby Creek Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: Surviving Southside Series
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 513,000
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: HL590L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne Weyn
Suzanne Weyn is a New York Times bestselling author with more than 50 titles to her credit, including The Bar Code Tattoo and novelizations of the Scooby-Doo movies and Ice Princess.
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  • Posted February 25, 2014

    i like the book because it was about sports and i like sports an

    i like the book because it was about sports and i like sports and it is also good beacause it is about a boy that gets in a bad spot and dont know what to do

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    Awesome buy it

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