by Carl Deuker
I was really surprised at what this book was actually about when I finally read it. Working in the library, I've shelved this book a bunch of times and I've even given it to guys looking for sports reads. I guess I just never actually read the full description on the book. *slaps forehead*
Sure the cover looks like it's a book about football, right? Well...that's wrong. I mean, it does have to do with football, but only in a small way. This book is actually more of a mystery with a main character who dreams of being a big-time reporter someday. Mitch is a pretty normal guy. When he teams up with his hot sports photographer co-worker, though, he ends up becoming a somewhat ballsy "Dick Tracy" kind of guy. I admired his determination.
Though sadly the ending wraps up a little too quickly and felt a little "ho-hum," I really liked the character build up and tone of the rest of the book. ...and I still can't believe how off I was about this book, LOL!
Full disclosure: Borrowed from my library