Troy White has a phenomenal gift. He can predict football plays before they happen. Any position. Any player. Any team.

When Troy's single mom gets a job working in public relations for the Atlanta Falcons, Troy figures it's his chance to prove what he can do. But first he has to get to the Falcons—and with tight security and a notoriously mean coach, even his mom's field passes aren't much help.

Then Troy and his best friends devise a plan to get the attention of star linebacker Seth Halloway. With Seth's playing and Troy's genius, the Falcons could be unstoppable—if they'll only listen.

Bestselling author and former NFL player Tim Green scores a touchdown with this exhilarating novel, his first for young readers. Football Genius is an action-packed adventure with gripping suspense, a hero you can really root for, and an insider's look at the world of professional football.

Paperback, 272 pages
Published on April 22, 2008 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0061122734
ISBN-13: 9780061122736
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    chris101Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 2:05 pm44 starsFeatured
    The book I read was Football Genius by Tim Green. This book is about a boy who can predict any play that's going to be run before the ball is even snapped. But, no one will listen to him about his talent. So the main character Troy try to get someone to listen throughout the book. My opinion of this book would be 4 stars. I thought this book should be rated this high because of the constant suspense after every chapter really left me hanging. This book is realistic fiction because all the components of this book could happen. For example it's very possible for a kid to love football so much he knows all the formations to predict plays before they happen. The audience that would enjoy this book is probably a boy that enjoys to read about sports and or football specifically. Also someone who likes to be left on the edge of their seat while reading. One example of an internal conflict is when Troy has to decide if it's worth it to risk his mom's job in order to help the Falcons make the playoffs by running on to the field to show them his talent. An example of an external conflict is when Troy is fighting his coach because he is better than the starter but he doesn't ever get a chance a playing in a real game.

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