Game Changers #1: Game Changers by Mike LupicaGame Changers #1: Game Changers by Mike Lupica

Game Changers #1: Game Changers

byMike Lupica

Audio Book (CD) | May 8, 2012

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New York Times bestselling author Mike Lupica scores a touchdown with his new middle-grade sports series!

Ben McBain is every football team's dream player. He's a jack-of-all-trades guy who can handle almost any position. When the game is on the line, Ben's number is the one being called for the final play. But Ben wants to be the starting quarterback, and the one thing standing in his way is the coach's son.

Shawn O'Brien looks the part. He has been groomed by his father, a former professional quarterback. But despite his size and arm strength, Shawn is struggling.

Ben is torn between being a good teammate and going after his own dream. As Ben finds out, Shawn isn't the easiest person to help. And when Ben gets an unexpected opportunity, the entire game will change for the both of them.

Bestselling author Mike Lupica kicks off a winning new series about sports and friendship that will captivate readers.

Mike Lupica is a New York Times bestselling author of several books for young readers. His New York Daily News column is syndicated nationally. Mr. Lupica lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. You can visit Mike Lupica at
Title:Game Changers #1: Game ChangersFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.9 × 5.05 × 1.01 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545434343

ISBN - 13:9780545434348


Read from the Book

From Game ChangersThe other guys trying out for quarterback had made some good plays tonight. And some great throws. Just not like this one. Not off the kind of busted play that Ben had turned into pure money.It was why Ben couldn't help himself now, had to steal a look over at Coach, see what his reaction was.Only there wasn't one.Coach O'Brien was over on the sideline, back turned, showing Shawn the proper way to pivot away from center and make the handoff he'd messed up earlier.Coop saw where Ben was looking."He didn't see," Coop said."They never do," Ben said.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the Game Changers series"[A]n action-packed look at middle school sports as it explores issues of friendship, problem-solving, and coming-of-age. Sports fans will eat it up." -Kirkus(Game Changers Book 2: Play Makers)"[E]ngaging . . . Lupica has a great ear for dialogue, and even the minor characters are fully developed. The tone is inspiring without crossing into didactism, and there is plenty of football action throughout." -School Library Journal (Game Changers)Praise for Mike Lupica"Lupica's football action engages, and his delineation of the athlete's thought process and emotional highs and lows of competition feels visceral and real." - Kirkus (Million Dollar Throw)"Lupica is at his best when he puts the reader right in the center of the action." - Booklist (Summer Ball)