Hes a baseball genius who can analyze and predict almost exactly what any pitcher is going to do with his next pitch. The main character of this book is named troy, and he lives in atlanta, georgia. Football genius series 6 book series kindle edition. Sites like sparknotes with a football genius study guide or cliff notes. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read football genius. In conclusion, tim green does not fail to impress yet again in his latest book, and readers my age and much older will enjoy the informative, well written, cliffhanger chapters that are ever so present in this book. This book was not a newberry winner but i think it should have been. His first book for young readers, football genius, inspired in part by his players and his own kids, became a new york times bestseller and was followed by football hero, football champ, the big time, and deep zone. The book has real pageturning events, and you just cant stop reading. Oct 28, 2012 football genius is a book written by tim green in 2007. Football genius written by tim green spaghetti book club. The thrilling football genius books by former pro football player tim greenare perfect for middlegrade readers, and this collection contains three bestselling novels in the series. Still, theres no denying that the former defensive end writes an engaging pageturner thats full of playbyplay action, and this sequel to football genius 2008 ends with a whopper of a surprise, most likely signaling another book to come.
However, his mental talents dont help him crack his youthleague teams starting lineup the coach plays his own son at quarterback. Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. Football genius the first novel in the football genius series is an excellent novel about troy white, a boy with a special footballing ability. The climax of the book is when troy proves that he is able to predict all of the plays. He can predict football plays before they even happen. Troy gets some help from the gm, and the help of his friends finding the gm. Football genius lexile find a book metametrics inc. Powerfully charged from start to finish, this is an amazing portrayal of troys struggle to make his lifetime dreams of being with his father come true. The book i read is called football genius by tim green. Twelveyearold troy uses his gift of seeing football plays before they happen to help his favorite local team. Sixthgrader troy white is a oneofakind athlete with the ability to predict which plays any football team will run even before the ball is snapped. And when his single mom gets a job with the atlanta falcons, troy knows its his big chance to help them out of their slumpand finally prove his football genius.
The competition on the field gets tough, and the football scenes are as always with tim green extremely wellwritten, actionpacked and easy to follow. Bestselling author and former nfl player tim green scores a touchdown with this exhilarating novel, his first for young readers. His first book for young readers, football genius, inspired in part by his players and his own kids, became a new york times bestseller and was followed by football hero. See the complete football genius series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The gm fires coach krock, seth is back in the game.
In the novel, football genius, written by tim green, troy white has a special ability. The story of troys genius coupled with preteen struggle is artfully captured as green portrays the trials of a boy who wishes he had a father, a winning season for the falcons, and the chance to show what he can do as quarterback for the duluth tigers. The story takes place around troy whites house and the atlanta falcons football stadium in atlanta, georgia. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of football genius by tim green. The book is filled with excitement that will make anyone cheer. Order of football genius books football genius is a series of young adult sports novels by american author tim green. New york times bestselling author and former nfl player tim green scores a touchdown with this exhilarating and actionpacked story about an ordinary boy who becomes a hero you can really root for. The atlanta falcons football genius is at the top of his game, helping the team get to the playoffs. What state is the setting for the novel, football genius. He can predict plays before they happen on the football field.
Apr 04, 20 troy white is the main character of the book football genius. Elsa and anna toddlers cards hearts barbie is the teacher school duration. Troy dreams of pitching his talent to his beloved atlanta falcons, helping them. When everything turns around when his older brother, thane or as. There isnt a lot of depth here, no grappling with timely issues, no huge revelation or coming of age. The football genius book series by tim green includes books football genius, football hero, football champ, and several more. And hes dedicating his seventhgrade season to his super bowlchampion father, who recently passed away. Aug 23, 2011 troy has a chance to hit the big timeand be reunited with the father hes never known things couldnt be going better for troy white. He can predict the other teams plays and he doesnt have a trick. Tys only relief from his oppressive uncle comes in the toorare times he can spend with his big brother. Tim greens football genius, a sports chapter book for young. The main character, troy, plays football, and has an amazing talent of being able to predict any football play before it even happens.
If you want a book that has ups and downs and twists and turns then football genius is the book for you. This recently released book that came out recently is written by former atlanta falcon tim green. Twelveyearold troy uses his gift of seeing football plays before they happen to help his favorite local team, the atlanta falcons, turn its season around and. In this sixth book of new york times bestselling author tim greens gripping football genius series, troy must fight hard to win big. A where and when september 2007 atlanta,troys house,and seths house.
But if he cant convince seth hes telling the truth, the falcons championship and his moms job are at risk. Another awesome book by tim green called football genius. And when his single mom gets a job with the atlanta falcons, troy knows its his. With seths playing and troys genius, the falcons could be unstoppable if theyll only listen. Tim greens football genius, a sports chapter book for young adults.
He serves on the national writers project writing council and has written over thirty novels in the adult suspense and youth sports genres. Aug 24, 2010 in conclusion, tim green does not fail to impress yet again in his latest book, and readers my age and much older will enjoy the informative, well written, cliffhanger chapters that are ever so present in this book. It also involves his friend sometimes and also the owner of the falcons but like i said they only make some appearances. A football genius novel unabridged audiobook, by tim green. Danny promises everyone that, just like his dad, hell dominate the big game at the end of the season and earn a spot on the high school varsity team. The thrilling football genius booksby former pro football player tim greenare perfect for middlegrade readers, and this collection contains three bestselling novels in the series.
Tys only relief from his oppressive uncle comes in the toorare times he. Twelveyearold troy uses his gift of seeing football plays before they happen to help his favorite local. When troy whites mom gets a job with the atlanta falcons, troy demonstrates his uncanny ability to call football plays before they happen. Tim green, a former football player for the atlanta falcons, one day had an idea for a book, called football genius. With football season scratching at the door, tim greens book football genius is a splendid contribution to the sometimes lessthanreadable titles released to capitalize on the traditional fall frenzy. His mom tessa got a job for the atlanta falcons in public relations.
I now have a trifecta of great novels for reluctant boy readers ages 1214. Troy is an ordinary 12 year old boy except when it comes to his special talent. This book is about a normal boy named ty, he has a chance to prove his speed to coach v. Troy has a secret power where he can tell what play a football team is going to run just by looking at the previous play. In the deep zone, even the very best player can more. Adult author and former atlanta falcon green american outrage delivers a satisfying ya debut, using his own nfl experience to bring. Football champ is a book written by tim green and is the third book in the football genius series. What football genius is, however is a very good book for elementary kids. No, football genius isnt great literature and its not on my favorite ya novel list.
Add in the mafia, a family secret or two, the super bowl setting in miami, and a few familiar football names, and this ones another winner in the football genius series. Troy is very brilliant, athletic, frustrating, and brave. Word wall words ela 20182019 first semester augustdecember. There are also end of the book questions and a list of all of the characters. I want to know what year it was in the book because maybe tiger is teammates with broadway joe namath. What kind of coin did troy, tate, and nathan place on the track to flatten it. The main character is troy white, who has the unique ability to predict any game play before it happens. I thought this book was a little crazy because uncle drank and drove and that he didnt get caught by the police. Football genius i read the novel football genius by tim green. Troy has the special ability to make a prediction of the play hours before it happens, which makes him some type of genius. Tim greens football genius, a sports chapter book for young adults, follows twelveyear.
Most people think that troy white works for the nfl atlanta falcons as a ball boy, but the team knows the truth. Troy dreams of pitching his talent to his beloved atlanta falcons, helping them post a winning season. Overall the book is awesome, and you should definitely read it. Tim greens football genius, a sports chapter book for young adults, follows twelveyearold troy white who aspires to be a famous football player. It involves a teenager named troy, his mom, and atlanta falcons linebacker seth halloway. Football genius is written by tim green and belongs to the sports genre this book is about a boy named troy who lives right outside the city of atlanta. Unfortunately, tys uncle gus has other plans for him namely, scrubbing toilets for guss cleaning service. Michael and john seek peter pan out, resulting in them being whisked off to neverland and setting up home with peter, tinker bell and. His main goal is to help the falcons go all the way to the super bowl this year. Wed love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase. He is very brilliant because of how he predict any play with any player on any team, he knows the exact coordination of any upcoming play. Troy, tate, nathan, seth halloway, troyis mom, cecilia, jamie.
He is a backup even though he is a much better quarterback than the teams starter. Football genius is an actionpacked adventure with gripping suspense, a hero you can really root for, and an insiders look at the world of professional football. Football genius is an easytounderstand, moral, fairly exciting on a youth level novel for children. Football genius tim green hardcover harpercollins publishers. Troy white is the main character of the book football genius. Instead he is stuck cleaning for his uncle gus and his boss, lucy. In which book is the main character almost sent to military school.
Troy has a chance to hit the big timeand be reunited with the father hes never known things couldnt be going better for troy white. Also includes sites with a short overview, synopsis, book report, or summary of tim. I like this book because i am a football and i am a new york jets fan. New york times bestselling author and former nfl player tim green scores a touchdown. The story also has great humor that will make you laugh out loud. Falling action coach krock benches seth after he found out that troy was calling the plays in to his mom who was on the sideline. He drew on his experiences playing and coaching little league for rivals and pinch hit and two more new york times bestsellers. Football genius is a book written by tim green in 2007. Baseball genius audiobook by tim green, derek jeter.
Agents and lawyers are knocking on his door with bigmoney offers for the upcoming season. Green takes the idea of football analysis as the science of patterns and grants the gift of seeing those patterns to 12yearold troy white. While works in the aspirational sports literature tradition often focus on innate talent and hard physical work, the young white departs from this tradition, conceiving of his athletic success as a product of both his physical fitness and his smarts. Jul 01, 2007 sixthgrader troy white is a oneofakind athlete with the ability to predict which plays any football team will run even before the ball is snapped. Greens book football genius made the new york times bestseller list of childrens chapter books. Danny owens is football royalty in his small texas town. This book goes from troy, the main character almost getting killed, to being a star quarterback.1359 1136 268 944 491 698 1409 866 565 1010 1058 562 286 196 862 652 1542 689 500 554 1561 596 425 716 1536 1038 1237 241 1205 869 1333 982 244 1011 617 803 890