Game Changers (Game Changers Series #1)

Game Changers (Game Changers Series #1)

by Mike Lupica


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Mike Lupica presents his NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series in paperback!

Ben McBain is every football team's dream player. He's a jack-of-all-trades guy that 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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545381796
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 07/30/2013
Series: Mike Lupica's Game Changers Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 134,840
Product dimensions: 5.28(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

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

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From Game Changers

The 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.

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Game Changers: Book 1 - Audio Library Edition 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Idd give this book six stars but i cant:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 11 year old son has read almost every one of Mike Lupica's books and he enjoyed this one the most! If I could thank this author in person I would do so, for incorporating a love of sports, great story lines and wonderful life lessons all into one. These books have flourished my son's love for reading! I would recommend every one of his books for your sports enthusiasts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great and inspirational book! I LOVE IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant wait for the next book in the series. Its gonna be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Igive this book 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 stars!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book but it had a slow start but loved the climax i would give it 4 99/100 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is going to be awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a person who doesnt like to resd...........but this book is amazing. I loved this book,mike lupica is such a good auther i didnt even finish the book yet this book is out of this universe i rate it 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000010000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000q00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 did you catch the two 1s and the q?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
2 down from me ur not supposed to tell me that u idiot(great book get it now!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great fun book for football and sports fans as well as players
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would reccomend this book to anyone ••••••• Lupica's better books recently
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skstiles612 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As a middle school teacher I consider it my job not only to teach my subject, but also to instill in every child that crosses my path, the belief that he or she can reach for their dreams. Often times I see kids letting their dreams go for their parent's dream. This is the story of "Game Changers". Eleven year old Ben McBain loves football. He is good. his dream is to be the quarterback. Unfortunately all anyone ever sees is his size. Shawn O'Brien was the quarter back and the coaches son. What happens when your dreams and desires clash with your fathers? Shawn doesn't want to be quarterback. He also doesn't want to let his father down. He finds himself stuck between a rock and a hard place. The conflict in this book is one kids play out every day. Sometimes it takes courage to stand up for your dreams. This is another wonderful book by Mike Lupica. I love having these on my shelves because of the lessons they offer my students. I don't usually read a lot of sports, but Mike Lupica's books are definitely an exception.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
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Can someone tell me what thus book is about?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
pretty cool
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The bet football book ever
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I love you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this is the best sports book ever because i like the way that Ben starts out as a terrible rookie quarter back, then turns into an all pro qb. In my opinion, this is the best sports book ever!!!!!!!
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This was a prety good book that i wont recommend for everyone but if you like sports books then this is the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book I don't even like football.