EBOOK or PDF (Game Changer) author Tommy Greenwald
But not all of the postings are supportive One commenter in particular Clea keeps bringing up the idea that Ethan who hit Ted did it on purpose As we go back AND FORTH AND HEAR THE REACTIONS OF THE DIFFERENT forth and hear the reactions of the different 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 his way out of the depths of injury to enter the world and reflects on what has happened There has been a lot of discussion lately 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 love 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 even 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 like The Real Us so that I could have gotten background information While we don t get a lot of information about each character we are able to observe a lot of their interactions With very few words we get a lot of insight into what the members of the football team are thinking They love the game they 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 a little disturbing that the coach didn t know what was going on it was good to see that he hadn t condoned it 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 look at how a beloved sport might not be serving its participants well. Rmat combining dialogue texts newspaper articles transcripts an online forum and Teddy’s inner thoughts Game Changer explores the oyous thrills and terrifying risks of America’s most popular sport. Teddy is in a coma after football practice in late August
through texts with online messages as a novel in verse 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 This book was interesting I did not 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 This book was Secrets of the TEAS® Exam Study Guide 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 lack of editing It ended super tidy with a big kumbuya moment but I ain t even mad about it bc I loved 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 agesust so they can watch their kid play football disgusts me I really appreciate how the author loves football had a kid play it and loved 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 I would like 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 a coma after a pre season football injury The story unfolds through messages conversations newspaper articles etc I found the different text formats engaging and was curious to learn the truth behind Teddy s injury Woah I absolutely need this for my classroom And engaging story an interesting narrative style A book for everyone but specifically reluctant and struggling readers that ll make those students say I can read this And Look at all that white space It s VERY easy to read but feels like 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 medi. Thirteen year old Teddy Youngblood is in a coma fighting for his life after an unspecified football injury at training camp His family and friends flock to his bedside to support his recovery and to di.
Told through texts with online messages as a novel in verse