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New York Times bestselling author Tim Green has written an unforgettable story—inspired by interviews with real-life cancer survivors and insider sports experience—showing a brave boy who learns what it truly means to be unstoppable.

"Absolutely heroic, and something every guy should read." ( National Ambassador for Young People's Literature emeritus Jon Scieszka)

If anyone understands the phrase "tough luck," it's Harrison. As a foster kid in a cruel home, he knows his dream of one day playing in the NFL is a long shot.

Then Harrison is brought into a new home with kind, loving parents—his new dad is even a football coach. Harrison's big build and his incredible determination quickly make him a star running back on the junior high school team.

On the field, he's practically unstoppable. But Harrison's good luck can't last forever. When a routine sports injury leads to a devastating diagnosis, it will take every ounce of Harrison's determination not to give up for good.

Paperback, 368 pages
Published on September 17, 2013 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0062089579
ISBN-13: 9780062089571
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  • athlete08
    athlete08Monday, April 15, 2019 at 12:54 pm55 stars
    It Is AMAZING!! The story plot is very creative!!!
    • bylilexaho
      bylilexahoThursday, December 14, 2017 at 11:18 am55 stars
      A kid named Harrison is a kid that is fostered. When he finds a family the dad is the schools football coach. When he plays he has 72 TD's but will it be perfect our not.
      • lollipoplily
        lollipoplilyTuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:36 pm55 starsFeatured
        AMAZING!!! It is about this foster boy that lives with a family that doesn't treat him right. He has to do farm work, house work and doesn't get to go to school. He has always had a passion for football though. but his foster dad doesn't let him play it or watch it. One day his foster dad whips him on the buckle side of a belt. Then the boy takes a pitch fork and stabs it into the dad's leg. People found out about this and he goes to kid jail for two weeks. Then he goes to a different family that takes care of him and love him and his new foster dad is a football coach. At his new school it's hard for him but he meets a girl that is really nice, he starts to make new friends, and he is kind of good at football. But just when things seem to get better he ends up with cancer. He loses his hair and one of his legs. At first he thought his life was ruined. But then he sees that things still can be good. This book is about strength, love, friendship, and passion. I really would recomend this book to anyone.
        • taya6
          taya6Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:20 am
          About a kid named Harrison, who played football and his leg amputated.Raised by his coach and became a famous football player.It's a really good book.
          • monkeybomb
            monkeybombTuesday, December 30, 2014 at 10:01 am55 stars
            It is about a boy who is a foster and has to get used to his life with his new parents. He is the best football player in town. He is the biggest and fastest. Best book i have ever read