[Game Changer Summary] Ebook By Tommy Greenwald


  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Game Changer
  • Tommy Greenwald
  • en
  • 19 December 2019
  • 9781419731433

10 thoughts on “Game Changer

  1. says:

    This is one of those books I know I can hand over to so many students You don't have to play football to enjoy this book or to understand the issues surrounding the sport It is also written in a uick read format which will appeal to reluctant readers

  2. says:

    ARC provided by the publisher upon reuestAt the end of summer football camp for the Walthorne Wildcats Ted Youngblood collapses as he comes off the field and ends up comatose in the hospital Told in dialogue texts interviews and chat

  3. says:

    This book was just what I needed Just a solid good book that kept me engaged the whole time I never once tried to find plot holes di

  4. says:

    13 year old teddy was put into a coma after a bad football accident teddy is in the coma for the book but his parents and family are always by his side trying to help him out but people are still trying to find out who put teddy into

  5. says:

    Teddy who is 13 years old collapsed after a football scrimmage putting him into a coma he is in the coma for the

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    Woah I absolutely need this book for my classroom And engaging story with an interesting narrative style A book for everyone but sp

  8. says:

    Thirteen year old Teddy is in a coma after a serious head injury While incapacitated rumors begin going around about what

  9. says:

    Teddy is in a coma after football practice in late August Told through texts with online messages as a novel in verse and 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 t

  10. says:

    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 unfol

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Game Changer

Scuss the events leading up to the tragic accident Was this an inevitable result of playing a violent sport or was something sinister happening on the field that day Told in an innovative multimedia fo 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

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Rmat combining dialogue texts newspaper articles transcripts an online forum and Teddy’s inner thoughts Game Changer explores the joyous thrills and terrifying risks of America’s most popular sport Thirteen year old Teddy is in a coma after a serious head injury While incapacitated rumors begin going around about what really caused his injuriesThis wasn t the best written book I ve ever read However the topics of football violent sports concussions hazing are all ones that are engaging to kids The format especially will hook readers in my opinion as the story is completely told through text messages social media posts newspaper articles and free verse

Characters Game Changer

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 ARC provided by the publisher upon reuestAt the end of summer football camp for the Walthorne Wildcats Ted Youngblood collapses as he comes off the field and ends up comatose in the hospital Told in dialogue texts interviews and chat boards by Ted s parents and sister his doctors his teammates and others from school we slowly find out why Ted ended up being injured We also hear from Ted from the underwater depths of his coma Ted s parents are divorced so are not always in agreement as to the treatment of their son Camille who is the coach s daughter and has an interest in Ted starts a chat board 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 characters 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 re 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 Buy two copies for schools where sports books are popular because this will uickly wear out


About the Author: Tommy Greenwald

Tommy Greenwald's book GAME CHANGER has been named an Best Book Of The Month a 2019 YALSA Top Ten Pick for Reluctant Readers and a Junior Library Guild Premier Selection Tommy is also the author of the CRIMEBITERS CHARLIE JOE JACKSON and PROJECT Z series among many other books for children Day job wise Tommy is the Co Founder of Spotco Advertising an entertainment advertising agency