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February 28, 2012 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780547577333
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Description

Through the eyes of a distinctly non-athletic protagonist--a fat high school journalist named Mitch--veteran sports novelist Deuker reveals the surprising truth behind a mysterious football player named Angel.  When Angel shows up Lincoln High, he seems to have no past--or at least not one he is willing to discuss.  Though Mitch gets a glimpse of Angel's incredible talent off the field, Angel rarely allows himself to shine on the field.  Is he an undercover cop, wonders Mitch?  Or an ineligible player?  In pursuit of a killer story, Mitch decides to find out just who this player is and what he's done.  In the end, the truth surprises everyone.

About this Author

Carl Deuker is widely considered a "premier author of provocative YA sports novels" including Gym Candy, named a Texas Lone Star title, and Runner, a Booklist Top 10 Sports Book.  His characters are high school athletes with differing abilities, ambitions, and psychological baggage, but their stories all unfold within the sports that they choose to play. Far from being just a hinge upon which to hang a plot, sports in Deuker's novels serve as a central metaphor for the complicated process of growing up. He lives in Seattle, WA, with his wife and daughter. www.membersauthorsguild.net/carldeuker

ISBN: 9780547577333
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 304
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 2012-02-28

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