The first game was a disaster, but they went internet famous. The school isn't really known for their academics. I'd recommend it to anyone who considers sports overrated or likes a good underdog story. His entire conflict is narrowed down to his father and finding his niche. He now lives in New York with his wife and two children.
This book is no exception. He was urged to do football, so he went to a practice with the team where he did fairly decent. Actually, all I really want right now is to dig up a copy of The Big Green. He makes Jack try out for football to carry on the legacy. He has decreed that all seniors must take part in a school sport team. This was a fun read, although it does touch on serious themes: divorce, bullying, friendship, and what matters most. Watching Jack and the rest of the team play soccer was a highlight as well.
Jack is from a 'sporting' family, and with two older brothers ahead of him who both excelled at High School Sports, he should be a star himself. What happened to the mysterious arsonists? The main character, Jack Logan, is the son of a Fremont High All Star football player. Whether you are a sports fanatic or if you don't even know the difference between a tennis ball and a golf ball, check out Losers Take All. In their first soccer game, the goalie literally falls asleep in the middle of the match, there's multiple head on collisions with teammates, someone vomits on the field, someone falls into the nearby pond and almost drowns. But while I knew this was going to be a fun read, I was surprised at its depth.
Jack Logan has been in the shadows of his brothers and father who were arguably the best athletes in school history. This is one of those books that will have you laughing so hard you will be crying tears and holding your stomach. Whatever your story, readers will love this fun-for-all, take-no-prisoners tale of friendship, family, high school and sport. Grandmaster has been hugely popular with a wide range of my 8th grade boys, and I think this one will be as well. David Klass' Loser Take All starts out pretty good and even has a couple of really great aspects. Like those 90s movies I love so much, the story as a whole remained pretty light, so a full glare would've only bogged things down. He and his soccer team are determined to make a statement.
Jack and his unathletic friends have no idea what to do. He lost his girl, so he married football, he lost football now what does he got now? Along with these hilarious moments, there is also a lot of serious issues going on in this book divorce, bullying, friendship, violence. Intelligence, advanced vocabulary, and ambitions turned to jokes so we can laugh and say haha no one understands what she's saying. I typically give 5 for every one of Klass's books, but he should have resolved some of the plot's loose ends. I thought it was just right. To replace him, football coach Muhldinger is elevated to the position, and his first act is to proclaim that all seniors must participate in a sport.
Their last principal keeled over in the middle of a school run, and their new principal is even worse. Or maybe it's for those who have been burnt by sport, seen the darker side of competition. He studied at Yale University, where he won the Veech Award for Best Imaginative Writing. Parts of it are a little over the top, but that's part of its charm. No one ever said they had to win, right? The last week of school all the best athletes would go out to the track and run a mile and the entire school would watch.
I found out about this book when I was in the library one day looking for a new novel to read, and the librarian came over to me and recommended me to read this book, and I did. Hands down, he's one of the best. The team becomes an internet sensation, and news reporters descend, some of them rooting up old secrets about Jack's father and Muhldinger. He never really played sports but with the new policy that changed, he got forced to join a school soccer team. David Klass shows how anyone can make a stand about something and it could impact way more than imagined.
I'm happy that I kept with it though, because I can not deny that this book had its hilarious and shocking moments. I appreciate the Losers so much. Overall I gave this book a 5 star rating mainly by the reality factor and plot. He's not some big hater. All the non-athletes are making a C class soccer team and they are going to try to lose every game. It was funny, heartwarming, different, and full of love-ably quirky characters. .
I typically give 5 for every one of Klass's books, but he should have resolved some of the plot's loose ends. He hates sport, especially Football, but when his school chooses a Sports fa I really enjoyed this random pick! This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Director: Actors: Genres: Country: Release Year: Duration: Synopsis: Storyline: A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U. I understand some of the mysteries above are better left open-ended, but Muhldinger's ending angered me most. He and his soccer team are determined to make a statement. Jack doesn't care for sports. In fact, he comes from a family who has a proud sporting history.