Fourth And Long

Friday, May 23, 2014

Alex went over and over every mistake he had made today and vowed to do better tomorrow. He just had to make the team. He just had to.

Book:Fourth and Long, Game On! Series by Stephen D. Smith and Lisa Caldwell, Standard Publishing 2005
714711: Fourth and Long, Game On! SeriesGenre: Sports Fiction
Target Audience: Boys 11-14
Subjects: Football, Loss of Loved One, Friendship
Summary: His dad would have wanted him to be on the team, Alex knows it. Practicing every second he gets, he determines he has to make the team. It doesn’t matter if he alienates his friends, if he disapp
oints the adults. All that matters is that he gets on the team. Except, he fails. And now he’s at a loss as to what to do with himself. Since his dad died, he isn’t here to tell Alex what Plan B is. Alex is completely on his own… or is he? A girl at school introduces him to a group that tells him of a very different way of figuring out what to do next, if only he can accept it.
Notes: Part of the Game On! series, Fourth And Long tells about a seventh grader who lost his dad to cancer and is struggling to find out how to cope with that. He has made football his focus but that isn’t bringing the peace he seeks. When he is introduced to Christ through some friends and later through a video his dad made before he died,  he realizes where true peace comes from.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 4.5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.


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