The Million Dollar Throw

The Million Dollar Throw

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Penguin Putnam
#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica asks the question: If a million dollars was at stake, could you make the throw?

Nate Brodie is nicknamed ?Brady” not only for his arm, but also because he’s the biggest Tom Brady fan. He’s even saved up to buy an autographed football. And when he does, he wins the chance for something he’s never dreamed of?to throw a pass through a target at a Patriots game for one million dollars.

Nate should be excited. But things have been tough lately. His dad lost his job and his family is losing their home. It’s no secret that a million dollars would go a long way. So all Nate feels is pressure, and just when he needs it most, his golden arm begins to fail him. Even worse, his best friend Abby is going blind, slowly losing her ability to do the one thing she loves most?paint. Yet Abby never complains, and she is Nate’s inspiration. He knows she’ll be there when he makes the throw of a lifetime.

Mike Lupica’s latest sports novel is also his most heartwarming.

?Lupica's football action engages, and his delineation of the athlete's thought process and emotional highs and lows of competition feels visceral and real.” ?Kirkus Reviews

?Lupica explores the themes of believing in yourself and handling pressure. Teens who love sports fiction . . . will find this book a rapid, enjoyable read.” ?VOYA

?Lupica injects plenty of suspenseful sports action into the plot and creates a cast of uniformly likable characters whose faith in teamwork and in each other ultimately earns handsome rewards for all. A natural for graduates of Matt Christopher's sports stories.” ?Booklist



Random House, Inc.
#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica asks the question: If a million dollars was at stake, could you make the throw?

Nate Brodie is nicknamed “Brady” not only for his arm, but also because he’s the biggest Tom Brady fan. He’s even saved up to buy an autographed football. And when he does, he wins the chance for something he’s never dreamed of—to throw a pass through a target at a Patriots game for one million dollars.

Nate should be excited. But things have been tough lately. His dad lost his job and his family is losing their home. It’s no secret that a million dollars would go a long way. So all Nate feels is pressure, and just when he needs it most, his golden arm begins to fail him. Even worse, his best friend Abby is going blind, slowly losing her ability to do the one thing she loves most—paint. Yet Abby never complains, and she is Nate’s inspiration. He knows she’ll be there when he makes the throw of a lifetime.

Mike Lupica’s latest sports novel is also his most heartwarming.

“Lupica's football action engages, and his delineation of the athlete's thought process and emotional highs and lows of competition feels visceral and real.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Lupica explores the themes of believing in yourself and handling pressure. Teens who love sports fiction . . . will find this book a rapid, enjoyable read.” –VOYA

“Lupica injects plenty of suspenseful sports action into the plot and creates a cast of uniformly likable characters whose faith in teamwork and in each other ultimately earns handsome rewards for all. A natural for graduates of Matt Christopher's sports stories.” –Booklist



Baker & Taylor
Eighth-grade star quarterback Nate Brodie is frantic to win a million dollars by completing a pass during the halftime of a New England Patriot's game to help his family and his best friend Abby who is going blind.

Baker
& Taylor

Known for his strong arm, 13-year-old football fanatic Nate Brodie feels confident that he could win the million-dollar prize as an invited guest at an NFL contest, but when pressures at home mount, Nate looks to his best friend Abby, who teaches him what true courage is all about.

Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780399246265
0399246266
Branch Call Number: J FICTION LUPIC...M
Characteristics: 244 pages ; 23 cm

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Nov 30, 2016

Awesome. A Must Read.

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amazing book

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well crafted

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A really insprational book.

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lightning5
Jul 06, 2015

So the story is about a Boy named Nate Brodie Nicknamed Brady because of tom Brady and he is the quarterback for the school football team, and one day he won a contest to throw a football at the patriots game and if he gets it in he will win one million dollars but his dad lost his job and they need more money and if gets a million dollars it will pay for the new home they are getting

Hameellll Aug 23, 2013

Nate Brodie is a professional football player. He is in his schools football team and is almost as good as his role mode Tom Brady. Which would explain why everyone calls him Nate 'Brady" also because he is a New England Quarterback. Suddenly an opportunity of a life time comes around which he can't pass by. He can win a million dollars by throwing one pass through a target at half time of a Patriots game. His family really needs the money because his dad lost his jog, his mother took up two jobs to support the family, and they're about to lose their home. The pressure of winning a million dollars is affecting his game play on his team. Suddenly his Best Friend is becoming blind and he needs money for the surgery so that he can see again. What will Nate do?

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