From the Series Texas Fridays
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Darren Taylor is an all-state defensive end on one of the top teams in Houston. Only football promises to take him away from his gang-filled neighborhood in Houston's Third Ward. But during a preseason scrimmage, Darren tears up his right shoulder, taking him out for the season. The sudden uncertainty sends Darren into a spiral, leading to an addiction to pain pills that threatens to end his football career--and, maybe, his life. Houston is from Texas Fridays, an EPIC Press series.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Copyright 2017
BISACS JUV030060, JUV045000, JUV032030
Genre Fiction, Young Adult
Publisher Abdo Publishing
Imprint EPIC Escape
Series Texas Fridays
Language English
Number of Pages 208
Lexile 670
ISBN 9781680764949
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2016-12-15
Author Sam Moussavi
Features Reviewed
Dewey Fic
Dimensions 5.75 x 8.5
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 188630
Accelerated Reader® Points 5.0

Texas Fridays – School Library Journal

This new series explores the fanfare of high school football, following the stories of different players from cities all over Texas. The diverse backgrounds and authentic struggles of these players, including relationship drama and family pressures, make the characters relatable and the plots engaging. These books are written at a sixth grade reading level, though they are longer than most hi-lo books, and some mature content makes them appropriate for high school readers.

Author: Sam Moussavi

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