By: Mike Lupica
The quote that describes his relationship with his dad
“I think I get it,” Jake said. “The game Wyatt hasn’t even played yet was more important than the one I was playing right in front of him.” -Jake Cullen
Off the field Jake had his own problems with his dad and the girl he liked who was the head cheerleader named Sarah. His dad didn't give him the attention he gave his older brother and Sarah almost seemed to think he was invisible. When he was fighting for the QB job his confidence and bravery grew tremendously. By the end of the book he has won the state Championship, and had a great relationship with his dad and Sarah. He was the new star of the town even though he was only a freshman.
From the book- “MIKE LUPICA has been called “the greatest sports writer for middle school readers.” He is the author of multiple bestselling books, including Heat, Travel Team, Million-Dollar Throw, and The Underdogs. As a sports columnist for New York’s Daily News, a host of his own show on ESPN Radio, and a weekly member of ESPN’s The Sports Reporters, which is televised nationally, he has proven that he can write for and speak to sports fans of all ages and stripes.
Mr. Lupica lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children.”
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