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Debut Novel: Coin Toss
Jeremy Savage, an 8th grade quarterback phenom, has just been given the offer of a lifetime from Coach Robert Fletcher, a local icon-to come and play football for him at St. Michael’s Preparatory, the best football program in the state. As Jeremy struggles with this choice, the decision becomes increasingly difficult for him as situations arise in which the deep bonds he has with his friends become stronger and stronger. While Jeremy continues to work through his thoughts, it becomes apparent that there are other forces at play which have a vested interest in his decision. Will he ultimately elect to attend St. Michael’s? Or, will he stay with his friends at Centerville High and attempt to become a local legend?
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Reviews of Coin Toss:
Thank you to #kidlitexchange for sharing the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Coin Toss by Brian Amado Jeremy “Savvy” Savage is quarterback for the Eighth Grade Football Team and he gets the chance of the lifetime and is offered to play for a Championship High School Team. He is excited. But as he finishes out Eighth Grade real life issues hit him and his friends on the team hard. He quickly realizes some bonds are unbreakable. Family and true friends are formed and stand behind choices you make. This book is an amazing read for football players (and football moms) with the details of the game, the complicated, but needed bonding to make things right on the field, the friendships, and the struggles of real life jump off the page at you. Amado did an amazing job with character and team building in this read! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com
Brian Amado captures the impact of high school football on a small town through the inner turmoil of a young quarterback phenom. Jeremy Savage, an outstanding eighth grade football player, struggles with the decision many eighth graders face, which high school should he attend? He is being recruited by the local private school, St. Michael’s, with its long history of athletic success but feels a sense of loyalty to Centerville, his hometown school. St. Michael’s offers the opportunity to play for a legendary coach and an established program while Centerville is a school that struggles to compete. But Centerville will be where his close friends and the players he has grown up sharing the field with will play. Will he miss out on reaching his full potential by staying at the local school? Will leading an already established program to a championship offer him a better future? In between he deals with many of the issues facing a growing teenager. Of course the adults around town, living vicariously through the achievements of the young athletes, may be more involved in Jeremy’s decision making process than he is aware. COIN TOSS, Amado’s first book, is a good read and well worth your time. -Jeff Hoyle
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