Strange Country Day

Month9Books, LLC
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Football suddenly becomes more than just a game for Alexander Graham Ptuiac, the son of an inventor, when he suddenly manifests mysterious superhuman powers during school tryouts. Alex makes the team, but not before some ill-intended adults take notice, putting his life in danger. He struggles to suppress and control his strange new abilities, worried about exposing his secret and being kicked off the football team, until he befriends Dex, a diminutive classmate who can somehow jump as high as ten feet in the air. Alex quickly realizes that he isn't the only one at school with a secret. As the school year unfolds, Alex learns more about his abilities while he also deals with bullies, holds hands with his first crush, and discovers the shocking truth about himself and his parents.
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About the author

Charles Curtis is a sports buzz reporter for NJ.com who has made radio appearances on 92.9 The Ticket in Bangor, Maine, WLIE 540 AM in Long Island, and on morning shows across Canada via the CBC. He has written for publications including Bleacher Report, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN The Magazine, and TV Guide. He lives in New York City.
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Publisher
Month9Books, LLC
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Published on
Aug 1, 2015
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781942664543
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / Football
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This content is DRM protected.
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Mike Lupica
From #1 New York Times bestselling author of TRAVEL TEAM, HEAT, and MILLION-DOLLAR THROW comes a cheer-worthy, family-friendly football novel set amid the Friday Night Lights world of Texas high school football.


Jake Cullen is a freshman quarterback playing high school football in the high-pressure land of Friday Night Lights (Texas). He is also the brother of Wyatt Cullen, who quarterbacked his team to the Texas State Championship last season--not to mention the son of former NFL quarterback and local legend, Troy Cullen. To be a Cullen in Texas is to be royalty . . . and a quarterback. All of which leaves 14-year-old Jake in a Texas-sized shadow, a tall order for any boy, especially one who's merely a freshman.

While his teammates assume the starting job will be handed to Jake on a silver platter, the truth is that he has to fight for every snap and every ounce of respect. Jake may be a Cullen and he may play quarterback, but he is not his brother or his father. Being a good teammate comes naturally to Jake; being a winner and a celebrity does not. He's just like every other boy--awkward around a pretty girl, in awe of his famous family, and desperate to simultaneously blend in and cast his own shadow.

Inspired by the real-life Manning family of quarterbacks (father Archie, Super Bowl-winning sons Peyton and Eli) and set amid the football-crazy culture of Texas immortalized in Friday Night Lights, QB 1 is a coming-of-age story perfect for the fan of MILLION-DOLLAR THROW, HEAT, and of course FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS.

"This is a wonderful book by a great writer.  All football fathers and sons will enjoy it."--Archie Manning
 

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