By Mike Lupica
From no 1 manhattan instances bestselling writer of go back and forth crew, warmth, and MILLION-DOLLAR THROW comes a cheer-worthy, family-friendly soccer novel set amid the Friday evening lighting fixtures global of Texas highschool football.
Jake Cullen is a freshman quarterback enjoying highschool soccer within the high-pressure land of Friday evening lighting fixtures (Texas). he's additionally the brother of Wyatt Cullen, who quarterbacked his crew to the Texas kingdom Championship final season—not to say the son of former NFL quarterback and native legend, Troy Cullen. To be a Cullen in Texas is to be royalty . . . and a quarterback. All of which leaves 14-year-old Jake in a Texas-sized shadow, a tall order for any boy, in particular one who's basically a freshman.
While his teammates think the beginning task might be passed to Jake on a silver platter, in truth that he has to struggle for each snap and each ounce of appreciate. Jake could be a Cullen and he could play quarterback, yet he isn't his brother or his father. Being an excellent teammate comes evidently to Jake; being a winner and a celeb doesn't. He's similar to another boy—awkward round a good looking lady, in awe of his well-known relations, and wanting to concurrently combination in and forged his personal shadow.
Inspired via the real-life Manning family members of quarterbacks (father Archie, tremendous Bowl-winning sons Peyton and Eli) and set amid the football-crazy tradition of Texas immortalized in Friday evening lighting fixtures, QB 1 is a coming-of-age tale excellent for the fan of MILLION-DOLLAR THROW, warmth, and naturally FRIDAY evening LIGHTS.
"This is an excellent publication by way of a very good author. All soccer fathers and sons will take pleasure in it."—Archie Manning
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