Replay by Steven SandorReplay by Steven Sandor


bySteven Sandor

Hardcover | March 1, 2013

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Growing up above his parents' Chinese family restaurant in Sexsmith, Alberta, Warren Chen has always dreamed of being a football star. At 90 pounds and five feet tall, he's not exactly built like a linebacker, but even short kids from tiny towns have big dreams. At first the coach is reluctant to even let him try out, but soon he sees Warren's strengths -- he is small, slippery, and no one can catch him. Warren is named the team's new running back.

In their first game of the season, the Sexsmith Shamrocks face their biggest rivals, Grande Prairie. In a breathtaking dash along the sideline, Warren reaches the end zone to score the game-winning touchdown -- almost. But Warren celebrates anyway, and the referee buys it. Sexsmith's losing streak is broken, and Warren has proven himself worthy to be on the team, a genuine football star! But he knows it's not quite the truth, and sooner or later, someone will find out. Warren has to decide whether to come clean and cost his school the victory, or continue living the smalltown football dream.

[Fry reading level - 3.5

STEVEN SANDOR is a professional sportswriter and magazine editor. He is also a colour commentator for FC Edmonton broadcasts. He lives and writes in Edmonton, Alberta.
Title:ReplayFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 1 inPublished:March 1, 2013Publisher:James Lorimer & Company Ltd., PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1459403827

ISBN - 13:9781459403826


Editorial Reviews

"the characters that readers encounter in Replay are refreshingly individual, and the story proceeds in a natural manner. . . the book shows the reader glimpses of many aspects of Warren's life: his relationship with his parents and sister, his work in the family restaurant, and his attitude in class and towards homework, all of which help readers to identify with Warren and follow his actions from a closer distance. Important themes in the book include teamwork, integrity, trying your best, responsibility, and (familial) love, which are all integrated into the story in such a way that the reader never feels preached at, or squirmy with embarrassment." Highly Recommended.