Green, Tim. Football hero.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review
 
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GREEN, Tim. Football hero. HarperCollins. 304p. c2008. 976-0-06-112274-3. $16.99. (Lib. bdg: 978-006-112275-0. $1789.) J *

In this Cinderfella story of sorts, Ty, age 12, has lived with his nasty uncle and aunt (they make him use an outdoor Porta Potti!) ever since his parents died in an accident. His speed and skills on the football field are making him a star on his school team, despite the attempts of a jealous bully to bring him down, but Ty faces even bigger troubles. His uncle puts him to work scrubbing toilets, including one at a bar where his uncle places bets with a scary mobster nicknamed Lucy. When Lucy learns that Ty's brother is the famous football player Thane, who's about to be signed up by the NY Jets, he hatches a scheme to make money from inside knowledge about players' injuries he wants Ty to obtain from Thane. When everything goes wrong, Ty must come up...

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