Football Double Threat By: Matt Christopher Book Review
Rocky Fletcher plays wide receiver for the Pythons. When he and his best friend Bobby were horsing around in the locker room, Bobby slipped and broke his leg, ending his season. Rocky was embarrassed and guilty. Bobby used Rocky’s friendship and guilt to take advantage of Rocky. Bobby makes Rocky sell his candy bars for the team and he also has a test coming up so rocky has no time to sell sixty candy bars and study for his test. Rocky knew Bobby was manipulating him but didn't know how to fix it. So he is such a good friend and his guilt took him over of breaking his leg, so he made a promise to sell Bobbies candy bars for him. At practice the next week the coaches called him over to play. He found out that now he has to replace Bobbies position. This makes Rocky go back on his word and he should have never said yes to sell Bobies candy bars and sell his on top of it, and study for his test. This stories lesson is to think before you say something, because if Rocky had say no to Bobby he wouldn't have gone through all this stress. The genre of this book is realistic fiction. This book is stated realistic fiction because this story is not real or it did not happen but it could happen. My opinion of this book is good because while I was reading it, it felt like I was in Rockies shoes. Because the whole book he was stressed out and I really know what it feels like to be stressed. It is not a comfortable feeling. And I also know how it feels to play both ways on football because I actually do play both ways, and it is very tiring. I think people who play a lot of sports will love this book because it is really exciting and you kind of feel sorry for Rocky because he is under a lot of stress throughout the book. A lot of people would think that this book is really a easy read and it is but they will also think that it will not be interesting and a good book, but it really made me want to read more and it have my attention very well. I really recommend this book for a really easy, fun, and funny book.