QB 1 (Paperback)

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Jake Cullen, a freshman at Granger High, has just made the varsity football team. But the pressure to live up to his family legacy and be like his NFL star father and State Championship brother proves to be crushing. Inspired by the Manning family of quarterbacks. (Kirsten)


From #1 New York Times bestselling author of TRAVEL TEAM, HEAT, and MILLION-DOLLAR THROW comes a cheer-worthy, family-friendly football novel set amid the Friday Night Lights world of Texas high school football
Jake Cullen is a freshman quarterback playing high school football in Texas, the high-pressureland of Friday Night Lights. He is also the brother of Wyatt Cullen, who quarterbacked his team to the Texas State Championship last season--not to mention the son of former NFL quarterback and local legend, Troy Cullen. To be a Cullen in Texas is to be football royalty . . . which leaves 14-year-old Jake in a Texas-sized shadow. Being a good teammate comes naturally to Jake; being a winner and a celebrity does not. Jake may be a Cullen, and he may play quarterback, but he is not his brother or his father. He's just like every other kid: fighting for every ounce of respect, awkward around a pretty girl, in awe of his famous family, and desparate to simultaneously blend in and cast his own shadow. Inspired by the real-life Manning family of quarterbacks and set amid the football-crazy culture of Texas, QB 1 is a coming-of-age story perfect for the fan of MILLION-DOLLAR THROW and HEAT.

About the Author

Mike Lupica is the author of multiple bestselling books for young readers, including "QB 1", "Heat", "Travel Team", "Million-Dollar Throw", and "The Underdogs". He has carved out a niche as the sporting world s finest storyteller. Mike lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. When not writing novels, he writes for" Daily News" (New York), appears on ESPN s "The Sports Reporters" and hosts "The Mike Lupica Show" on ESPN Radio. You can visit Mike Lupica at MikeLupicaBooks.com.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780147511522
ISBN-10: 0147511526
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2014
Pages: 261
Language: English