From the author of the backlist favorite You Don't Know Me, a dramedy about the agony of victory and the thrill of defeat.
At Jack Logan’s sports-crazy New Jersey high school, the new rule is that all kids must play on a team. So Jack and a ragtag group of anti-athletic friends decide to get even. They are going to start a rebel JV soccer team whose mission is to avoid victory at any cost, setting out to secretly undermine the jock culture of the school. But as the team’s losing formula becomes increasingly successful at attracting fans and attention, Jack and his teammates are winning in ways they never expected—and don’t know how to handle.
This is one of those books that will have you laughing so hard you will be crying tears and holding your stomach. I mean I come from a house of athletes and I played Soccer and did Track so I was always busy with practice and school work and games so when I read about Jack I laughed so hard because lord have mercy he hates sports and does not want to made to be a part of any team.
So he comes up with a great idea so he thinks and that is to create his own team and lose every game. Then they will not have to be locked into the whole school sports thing but it back fires on him and what unfolds is a hilarious story that will have you on the end of your seat waiting to flip the page to find out what happens next.
If you played sports or like sports or hate sports this is the book to read because it is hilarious and will have you picturing you are there with Jack and the team.
David Klass is the author of six other young adult novels, including the ALA Notable books Wrestling with HonorM andCalifornia Blue.
He has also written a number of screenplays, including Kiss the Girls and Desperate Measures. This is his first book with HarperCollins.
David Klass is the author of many young adult novels, including You Don’t Know Me, Dark Angel, and Firestorm(The Caretaker Trilogy).
He is also a Hollywood screenwriter, having written more than twenty-five action screenplays, including Kiss the Girls, starring Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd, Walking Tall, starring The Rock, and Desperate Measures, starring Michael Keaton and Andy Garcia.
Klass grew up in a family that loved literature and theater—his parents were both college professors and writers—but he was a reluctant reader, preferring sports to books. But he started loving the adventure stories his parents would bring home from the library—particularly Jack London, Robert Louis Stevenson and Alexandre Dumas.
After his sister twice won a story contest in Seventeen magazine, Klass decided he would win it too, and when he was a senior in high school, he did, publishing his first story, “Ringtoss,” in the magazine.
He studied at Yale University, where he won the Veech Award for Best Imaginative Writing.
He taught English in Japan, and wrote his first novel, The Atami Dragons, about that experience.
He now lives in New York with his wife and two children.