The Always War
A talented teen athlete questions reality—and the role she plays in it—when a mysterious injury upends her world.Athletics are everything for eighth-grader KT Sutton. She’s a softball star, and she’s on track to get a college scholarship and achieve international fame. Then one day during a... show more
A talented teen athlete questions reality—and the role she plays in it—when a mysterious injury upends her world.Athletics are everything for eighth-grader KT Sutton. She’s a softball star, and she’s on track to get a college scholarship and achieve international fame. Then one day during a championship game—in the middle of an important play—she suddenly blacks out. When she wakes up, she’s in a different world. One where school is class after class of athletic drills, and after-school sports are replaced by popular academic competitions. One where KT is despised for her talent, and where her parents are fixated on her brother’s future mathletics career rather than KT’s softball hopes. KT is desperate to get back to reality as she knew it, but bits and pieces of disturbing memories and dreams make her wonder if something truly awful happened there. What if she’s lost something a lot more important than a softball game? From New York Times bestselling author of Sent and Sabotaged, an engaging and highly relevant exploration of society’s debate of smarts versus sports.
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Middle Grade
It was riveting and a quick read. I felt it left us with more questions at the conclusion and wrapped up the main storyline too neatly. I liked it enough to give the author another read but if its also just a 3 star read, I probably won't read another of hers. Mt. TBR is way too high to continue ...
So it was okay. I found the writing to be juvenile. The characters one-dimensional and bland. The plot, while sometimes the aspect of humanity's stupidity as a whole to be realistic, was extremely silly and seemed to me to be easily fixed without so many lies and pain.It didn't grab me. I didn't rea...
"Game Changer" by Margaret Peterson Haddix has an interesting premise. What would the world be like if sports (top professional athletes make millions) and academics (university professors don't) switched places?In other words, what if the world revered those who excelled at academics, and those who...
My feelings are pretty mixed on this one. I love this author and I was so excited to read this book. Maybe I had too high of expectations.The story is told through the eyes of Tess, who starts off trying to help a childhood friend to not kill himself in a fit of battle induced guilt. That leads her ...
my thoughtscover: it is not my all time favorite. but it has appeal. book: found it in my monthly galley grab. looked it up on goodreads. the synopsis looked interesting.we get thrown in a hero awarding ceremony. Gideon Thrall is being awarded ,our non romantic leading male[that's new] and suddenly ...
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