Two-Minute Drill: Mike Lupica's Comeback Kids (Comeback Kids Series)

Book 1 of 4 in the Comeback Kids Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 7S5.128470
#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica pays tribute to the underdog in his Comeback Kids series for young middle-grade readers

Chris Conlan is the coolest kid in sixth grade–the golden-armed quarterback of the football team, and the boy all the others look up to. Scott Parry is the new kid, the boy with the huge brain, but with feet that trip over themselves daily. These two boys may seem like an odd couple, but each has a secret that draws them together as friends, and proves that the will to succeed is even more important than raw talent.

Mike Lupica scores from downtown with his Comeback Kids series.

Praise for the Comeback Kids:

“Lupica portrays the action clearly and vividly, with a real sense of the excitement and unpredictable nature of the games. These are worthy additions to collections seeking to draw in middle-grade boys with an enthusiasm for athletics.” –School Library Journal

“These should score big with middle-graders looking for alternatives to Matt Christopher's titles.” –Publisher’s Weekly

“This title is a good choice for reluctant readers with a background in baseball.” –School Library Journal

Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on September 20, 2007 by Philomel Books
ISBN-10: 0399247157
ISBN-13: 9780399247156
11 Book Reviews
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  • gudyjovikuraso
    gudyjovikurasoFriday, December 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm
    The main lesson in this stunning book is to never give up. Never give up is the main lesson in this epic novel because when Chris was doing math with Scott he wanted to give up. Scott knew that Chris would not pass the test if he didn´t work his hardest. Since Scott knew Chris needed to work hard he forced Chris to keep on trying. Later in the book Chris started to understand that he had to pass the test for his football team and himself. Chris worked his tail off for the football team and him. Finally, Chris learned to never give up because it will pay off in the end. I´d rate this fantastic book a 10 out of 10 and the beautiful illustrations a 8 out 10. I really recommend this stunning novel because it is a great story and very interesting. One unanswered question I like to ask the football team is ¨how did Jimmy hurt affect the way you guys played.
    • macesonWednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7:37 am
      no fair i cant read this book
      • meThursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:58 am
        I love it.
        • cooperanThursday, November 12, 2015 at 8:27 am
          TOTES LOVE this book! LOL TTYL
          • Tyana Never DieThursday, November 12, 2015 at 8:27 am
            that is not fair I can not read this book.
            • Tyana Never DieThursday, November 12, 2015 at 8:24 am
              Thats not fair I can not read this book .
              • cooperanThursday, November 12, 2015 at 8:22 am
                Totes LOVE this book! LOL
                • Sammy LevchenkoFriday, April 17, 2015 at 1:49 pm
                  This book is the best book ever. It teaches you about friendship,loyalty, and teamwork. It also teaches you that you can still pass to everyone even at the last minute.
                  • jboriskey
                    jboriskeyWednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11:10 am55 stars
                    COOL BOOK
                    • rampage
                      rampageThursday, March 14, 2013 at 5:37 am55 stars
                      This book was Fabulos. If you love any type of sport mainly football this is a good book for you to read. It teaches a life story that is very inspiring to alot of people including myself.