Genre: Sports Fiction/ Mystery
Publishing Date: September 29th, 2015 by HarperCollins
Summary: From New York Times bestselling author and former NFL player Tim Green comes a riveting new stand-alone football novel.
When Ryan's estranged father unexpectedly dies, Ryan learns that he has inherited the Dallas Cowboys. With his new role as owner of this NFL team, Ryan has high hopes that he can be more than just a middle-school misfit. Maybe he can even get off the bench and into the starting lineup of his own football team.
With the help of his friends Jackson and Izzy, Ryan takes advantage of his newfound stardom. He convinces his coach to use a tricky passing offense that plays to Ryan's strengths.
But just when things are looking up, Ryan's nasty stepmother makes a legal play to make her own son the Cowboys' kid owner. With drama heating up both on and off the field, Ryan quickly realizes he may lose much more than just the Dallas Cowboys.
What I Liked: The book was well indeed very interesting. As a somewhat Cowboys fan, I have to admit I did like how much time and effort was put into the book to, for example, get some of the exact school names as the book takes place in the North Texas area. One main thing I loved is that it isn't a cliched ending, but you are still happy with the result. Of course, I don't want to spoil it, but I really liked it, because again, there was a twist, but I still ended up liking it.
What I Didn't Like: If there was something for me to nitpick about this book, it's the fact that there are two conflicts. It's not that they didn't work; Tim Green uses two conflicts in its books all the time, so I was use to it, but it was sort of like he tried to blend them but they didn't really fit. It's not as bad as you think, but the book almost got confusing at times. Throw in the drama between Ryan and Izzy as well as the friendship struggles between Ryan and Jackson, and at times it was just like you had to actually concentrate instead of just let loose and read.
Final Thoughts: 9.2 out of ten.
Why? Really good book, bonus points for sticking to North Texas, but not my favorite Tim Green book.
Also, if you made it this far, thanks to being a big enough fan to not click away. As you've guys have noticed, I tend to not post twice or even once a week anymore. It's because we're currently hitting standardized testing week and finals are just around the corner. Hang with me if I don't post as often, it'll come back in the summer.