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Pop delivers suspense, humor, sports action, and a compelling look at the damage those "pop"s in football can causeGordon Korman's books appeal to a wide range of kids and adults and can pull in even...
Pop delivers suspense, humor, sports action, and a compelling look at the damage those "pop"s in football can causeGordon Korman's books appeal to a wide range of kids and adults and can pull in even...
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  • Pop delivers suspense, humor, sports action, and a compelling look at the damage those "pop"s in football can cause

    Gordon Korman's books appeal to a wide range of kids and adults and can pull in even reluctant readers. Share Pop in your home or classroom; sports fans in particular won't be able to put it down.

    When Marcus moves to a new town in the dead of summer, he doesn't know a soul. While practicing football for impending tryouts, he strikes up a friendship with a man named Charlie, the best football player Marcus has ever seen. He can't believe his good luck when he finds out that Charlie is Charlie Popovich, or "the King of Pop," as he'd been nicknamed during his career as an NFL linebacker.

    Charlie turns out to be a prankster, and his actions get Marcus in trouble. He's also the father of the quarterback at Marcus's new school—who leads the team in icing out the new kid.

    The story of a good kid's struggle to land on his feet in a new town after his parents split up combines with compelling sports action and even some romance in Gordon Korman's Pop.

About the Author-

  • Gordon Korman wrote his first book at age fourteen and since then has written more than eighty-five middle grade and teen novels. Favorites include the New York Times bestselling Ungifted, Supergifted, Pop, and Schooled. Gordon is also the author of Masterminds and Masterminds: Criminal Destiny. He lives with his family on Long Island, New York. You can visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.

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  • DOGO Books Mrs. Young - A very enjoyable story about football and more! I highly recommend it!
  • Publisher's Weekly

    September 21, 2009
    Shortly after moving to a new town, Marcus encounters Charlie, a strange, middle-aged man who turns out to be an incredible football player. Marcus, hoping to be a varsity quarterback at his new school, begins meeting Charlie regularly. Charlie is a challenging and rewarding opponent, but there are mysteries about him that plague Marcus (“It was annoying, but waiting to see if Charlie was going to show up soon became Marcus's personal reality TV show”). Most puzzling: “For some reason, he thought he was a teenager, too.” At school, Marcus loses the quarterback position to school hero Troy—Charlie's son. Troy is oddly guarded about his father, but Marcus eventually figures out Charlie's secret: the repeated blows the former NFL player received resulted in early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Korman (The Juvie Three
    ) skillfully weaves football terminology into the narrative without making it sound like a playbook, and Marcus's heartfelt loyalty to Charlie is believable, if the plotting is occasionally less so. Despite the athletic focus, this thought-provoking story is, at its core, about friendship and should have broad appeal. Ages 12–up.

  • New York Times Book Review "A brisk, heartfelt and timely novel."
  • Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Korman goes straight to the heart."
  • Publishers Weekly "Thought-provoking."
  • Tim Green, author of the New York Times bestselling Football Genius and Football Champ "Funny, poignant and full of football action, POP hits you hard and doesn't let up."
  • School Library Journal Praise for SUPERGIFTED: "Humorous, relatable, and full of heart, Korman's gift for understanding the middle school mind is on full display."
  • Kirkus Reviews Praise for SUPERGIFTED: "Another chortleworthy outing from Korman."
  • Kirkus Reviews Praise for MASTERMINDS: PAYBACK: "Packed with surprising twists, high-speed chases, and plenty of near misses."
  • School Library Journal Praise for MASTERMINDS: CRIMINAL DESTINY: "A thrilling and fun series perfect for middle grade adventure seekers"
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Praise for MASTERMINDS: CRIMINAL DESTINY: "Cat-and-mouse chase scenes deliver thrills...Volume 3 can't get here soon enough."
  • James Patterson Praise for MASTERMINDS: "A terrific page-turner. Full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up."
  • Brandon Mull, New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven series and the Five Kingdoms series Praise for MASTERMINDS: "Masterminds takes readers on a wild ride with terrific humor, a surprising mystery, and characters you can't help but root for."
  • Booklist (starred review) Praise for MASTERMINDS: "[A] compelling, twisty mystery . . . [with] a truly gratifying payoff"
  • Publishers Weekly Praise for MASTERMINDS: "This tense, fast-paced story will have readers racing toward the cliffhanger ending."
  • Kirkus Reviews Praise for MASTERMINDS: "This tense, fast-paced story will have readers racing toward the cliffhanger ending."
  • School Library Journal Praise for MASTERMINDS: "This unique and action-packed story is filled with twists and turns that readers will not see coming. A wonderful start to what promises to be a thrilling series."
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Praise for UNGIFTED: "Touching, without being overly sentimental, Ungifted is a gem for readers looking for a story where the underdog comes out on top."
  • ALA Booklist Praise for UNGIFTED: "From its lovable-robot jacket art to its satisfying conclusion, this will please Korman's fans and win him new ones."
  • School Library Journal Praise for UNGIFTED: "Donovan has a goofy kindness that charms characters and readers alike ... The message is tolerance, and Korman expertly and humorously delivers it in an unpretentious and universally appealing tale."
  • Publishers Weekly Praise for UNGIFTED: "Funny and insightful."

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