Kickoff! (Barber Game Time Books)

Kickoff! (Barber Game Time Books)

By Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber

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"Hut! Hut! Go long, Tiki!"
Tiki and Ronde's twelfth summer is winding down -- the nights are getting shorter and the evenings cooler. That means two things: The first day of junior high is just a few days away, and it's almost the start of football season at last. With two championships and an 8-2 season last year, Tiki and Ronde are ready to graduate from the Peewee League and hit the field as starting players for the Hidden Valley Eagles.
But junior high is a lot bigger than elementary school. The competition for starting spots is stiff, and seniority rules. If Tiki and Ronde make it past tryouts and cuts, will they get the chance to play, or will they have to spend the season watching from the bench with the other seventh graders?
Inspired by the childhood of NFL superstars Tiki and Ronde Barber, "Kickoff!" is a story of teamwork, perseverance, and what it takes to be a champion.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
ISBN-13: 9781416970804
ISBN-10: 1416970800
Published on 8/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 176

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"Kickoff" by Tiki and Ronde Barber tells the childhood of two NFl brothers, Tiki and Ronde Barber. They are kids going into middle school. They were smart kids until middle school because of the new change.They play football on the streets everyday after school.The towns council wants to build a factory but it will pollute the air. Their mom stands up against the town's council. The brothers sign up for football and have tryouts. They find out what position and string they play. They go and practice with the teams best quarterback. They sit on the bench most of the games. The teams 1st string running back got injured and Tiki becomes the new back up. Tiki got mad at the coach and the coach puts him in and he bluffs it up. At the last game they both play. Tiki and Ronde Barber were good football players who learned sometimes if you be patient you will get your chance. They both inspired me and if you read this book hopefully you will be inspired too.

There are these twins named Tiki and Ronde and they love to play football. They tried out for the team and when the results came in they were third team. They won there first game, but they were on the bench. Then they won week two and they played a little bit but didn't make a big play. Ronde started to do better in school and was more confident, and school was going good. And when week three came along, Ronde knew it was a great start to the year

This book is about this kid named Tiki and Ronde who is trying to be in the NFL, They have won over 5 seasons and nobody had beat them until one day, Ronde was a quarterback he threw the ball before he got tackled. Well, they catch the ball and scored a touchdown but on the other hand, Ronde got a concussion since how hard he got hit to the floor. Well, he went to the hospital and one of the doctors told him that he can't finish his season and he had to rest. But Ronde didn't wanted too he wanted to finish the season. But he did what the doctors told him and there team had won the season for Ronde. I give this book a 5 because it talks about football and that you can get hurt at any time you play a sport. And Ronde and Kiki are never giving up even if times are hard.