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Mother didn t want him to play football in the first place it was his dad that oved football and wanted Teddy to play his parents are divorced throughout the book but they start to deal with each other in the hospital while Teddy is there Thirteen year old Teddy is in a coma after a serious head injury While incapacitated rumors begin going around about what really caused his injuriesThis wasn t the best written book I ve ever read However the topics of football violent sports concussions hazing are all ones that are engaging to kids The format especially will hook readers in my opinion as the story is completely told through text messages social media posts newspaper articles and free verse This is one of those books I know I can hand over to so many students You don t have to play football to enjoy this book or to understand the issues surrounding the sport It is also written in a uick read format which will appeal to reluctant readers 13 year old teddy was put into a coma after a bad football accident teddy is in the coma for the book but his parents and family are always by his side trying to help him out but people are still trying to find out who put teddy into a coma Woah I absolutely need this book for my classroom And engaging story with an interesting narrative style A book
FOR EVERYONE BUT SPECIFICALLY RELUCTANT ANDeveryone but specifically reluctant and readers that l make those students say I can read this And Look at all that white space It s VERY easy to read but feels ike a book for teens which is SUCH an important trait The teen issues are talked about with sophistication and complexity but the actual reading isn t difficult Oh Also good for older ELLs The twist is revealed through careful clues and there are so many avenues to bring in nonfiction about football head injuries social media hazing therapy diverse family dynamics and I m going to try and get a classroom set because I oved this book so much I want teach it to my remediation English class Anyone have a spare 300 Teacher friends with readers who read a 3rd grade evel or above do yourself a favor and get a copy or two for your classroom I would ike to try this book with some of my reluctant readers Teddy is currently in a coma after a pre season football injury The story unfolds through text messages conversations newspaper articles etc I found the different text formats engaging and was curious to earn the truth behind Teddy s injur. Rmat combining dialogue texts newspaper articles transcripts an online forum and Teddy’s inner thoughts Game Changer explores the joyous thrills and terrifying risks of America’s most popular sport.
Tommy Greenwald Ú 9 charactersThis book was just what I needed Just a solid good book that kept me engaged the whole time I never once tried to find plot holes dissect a characters choice or throw my hands up in exasperation over the ack of editing It ended super tidy with a big kumbuya moment but I ain t even mad about it bc I oved it all I hate football and the obsession society has with it I m a super competitive person so it isn t even about that bc I m all about teamwork But the things I hear parents put their kids through at very young ages just so they can watch their kid play football disgusts me I really appreciate how the author oves football had football disgusts me I really appreciate how the author I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad loves football had kid play it andoved watching his kid play but still knew this book needed to be written I think this book would appeal to any kid and even adults This book was interesting I did not Pip Sueak Saves the Day Medici Books for Children like the format the author had used the words were so spaced and it was very confusing The book was good yet it had gotten really good at the end This book was not my favorite but it was good Teddy is in a coma after football practice inate August Told through texts with online messages as a novel in verse and this book will kept me turning the pages to find out what put Teddy in a coma Was it the hot weather A football practice that was too intense A hazing ritual an accident or something else A great book for discussing the pros and cons of high school sports ARC provided by the publisher upon reuestAt the end of summer football camp for the Walthorne Wildcats Ted Youngblood collapses as he comes off the field and ends up comatose in the hospital Told in dialogue texts interviews and chat boards by Ted s parents and sister his doctors his teammates interviews and chat boards by Ted s parents and sister his doctors his teammates others from school we slowly find out why Ted ended up being injured We also hear from Ted from the underwater depths of his coma Ted s parents are divorced so are not always in agreement as to the treatment of their son Camille who is the coach s daughter and has an interest in Ted starts a chat board
but not all of the postings are supportive One commenter in particular Clea keeps bringingnot all of the postings are supportive One commenter in particular Clea keeps bringing the idea that Ethan who hit Ted did it on purpose As we go back and forth and hear the reactions of the different characters to the events we find out about the culture of football in the school and the deep emotional attachment that the characters have to football and watch as Ted slowly makes his way out of the depths of injury to re enter the. Thirteen year old Teddy Youngblood is in a coma fighting for his ife after an unspecified football injury at training camp His family and friends flock to his bedside to support his recovery and to di. World and reflects on what has happened There has been a Lonestar Sanctuary lot of discussionately about the age of characters in middle grade books and how having one in 8th grade or high school tends to make the book young adult I think this is incorrect 6th 7th and 8th graders ove to read about high school students so the fact that Ted is in middle school but participating in a high school camp is brilliant There aren t many sports books that discuss summer conditioning programs so it was interesting to read about this one There aren t many sports books that discuss summer conditioning programs so it was interesting to read about this one if most of the events occurred after the camp itself The format does make this a uick read and will make it popular with fans of Alexander s The Crossover or Myers Monster Personally I adore Greenwald s regular narrative style so would have preferred this to be in a standard format ike The Real Us so that I could have gotten background information While we don t get a Understanding the Black Economy and Black Money in India lot of information about each character we are able to observe aot of their interactions With very few words we get a Desperate (Bad Baker Boys, lot of insight into what the members of the football team are thinking Theyove the game they Biocentrismo. L'universo, la coscienza. La nuova teoria del tutto love the violence of it and they want to be a part of a group with traditions They manage to cultivate these things without the coach really understanding what is going on That was a nice touch while it was aittle disturbing that the coach didn t know what was going on it was good to see that he hadn t condoned the coach didn t know what was going on it was good to see that he hadn t condoned and took steps to change the culture after it was brought to his attention Aside from investigating the highly relevant topic of concussions this book also touched on the topics of internet citizenship and divorced parents and scrutinized high school culture with sympathy and insight Graced with one of the best covers I have ever seen on a football book Game Changer is a timely A Small C Compiler Language Usage Theory and Design look at how a beloved sport might not be serving its participants well Buy two copies for schools where sports books are popular because this will uickly wear out Teddy who is 13 years old collapsed after a football scrimmage putting him into a coma he is in the coma for the entire book The book talks about the trauma of high school football and really what happens that the public doesn t know about The coach s daughter creates a social media page to honor Teddy but when people start posting rumors about what happened people start getting involved wondering if this was just a football tragic or if there is to the story Teddy Scuss the eventseading up to the tragic accident Was this an inevitable result of playing a violent sport or was something sinister happening on the field that day Told in an innovative multimedia fo. ,