I understand some of the mysteries above are better left open-ended, but Muhldinger's ending angered me most. Principal Muhldinger, a sports fanatic, implements a new rule at school: all seniors now have to participate in a sport in order to graduate. So a teacher, Percy, stepped in to be the head coach. Klass grew up in a family that loved literature and theater—his parents were both college professors and writers—but he was a reluctant reader, preferring sports to books. I would recommend this book definitely if you like a small laugh, nerdy teens and a hint of family drama. I mean I come from a house of athletes and I played Soccer and did Track so I was always busy with practice and school work and games so when I read about Jack I laughed so hard because lord have mercy he hates sports and does not want to made to be a part of any team. Could Jack and his dad have had a better final moment, in which Jack's dad actually accepts him for who he is and quits pushing him to play sports? I'm happy that I kept with it though, because I can not deny that this book had its hilarious and shocking moments.
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. Their last principal keeled over in the middle of a school run, and their new principal is even worse. Grandmaster has been hugely popular with a wide range of my 8th grade boys, and I think this one will be as well. Football and soccer games are tightly narrated with all the tension of a hometown game. They once cheered for this man as the coach why such hard feelings now? Double bonus points for best and most realistic high school Latin teacher in teen literature, even if Percy writing a sonnet to Becca is a bit creepy. Their goal is to have the shortest practices, fewest games and to simply have fun.
This is a really important message to take especially to the youth of the world to and those who go through schools. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I'd recommend it to anyone who considers sports overrated or likes a good underdog story. If you love sport or hate it or even sit somewhere in between you will love this book. Yes, many schools are excessively interested in sports, but the levels on which this affects Jack are brilliantly portrayed, even more so because he starts off being content not to care too much. Prem himself falls in love with a widowed single mother, Naina Shahani, a Journalist.
The book used basic words and made it seem a little boring at times. The good part of Losers Take All is the music. They decide to start their own soccer team, The Losers. Did Jack impress the college scout? Muhldinger started throwing offensive slurs at them on the bus that was captured and was put online. 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. And yes, sure, there were some cliché moments, but they as with all the funny parts did not seem trite or artificial at all, but arose with organic authenticity. Maybe I'm just too sympathetic, but I felt that Muhldinger learned his lessoned and deserved a chance a redemption.
He looked at the clock and then fell over and died. It's not perfect, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I can't wait to share it with anyone I can get to hold still long enough to listen. These kids are looking for a way to avoid a stupid school requirement, but they are pretty strong in the face of adversity. I highly enjoyed the little side stories, conflicts, and relationships that go on with the main character. In the ensuing confusion, Fletcher finds himself on the wrong side of the prison walls and must now try and break back into prison.
The book has a cool premise, is fairly engaging, is often quite humorous, and even has fantastic sports action scenes. Then a kid who hasn't played soccer since he was little and only barely then can suddenly play like an all star? Translation: If I can read and enjoy this, anyone can. And Becca is a pretty girl who is very smart and only cares about her grades. Three stars for the premise: a sports book that is critical of the negative parts of sports culture bullying, emphasis on athletics over academics in schools, violence, etc. I appreciate this one the way I appreciate and. Liking this book is such a shocking feeling because I'm not much of a sports reader If so I prefer Highschool rival love books. It's smart and really pretty funny, and it tackles a lot of issues that everyone could stand to think about.
In the end, Jack uses blackmail to get what he wants? It is hard to say what was bad about the book because it met or exceeded expectations that I had set. All seniors must play a sport. Loved this, even if Sport is not for me. Some romance, some sports triumphs, lots of sports fails, and so many laughs. Weaknesses: Are basic school policies different on the east coast? And then there is Principal Muhldinger. Their change to fly beneath the radar is blown when they lose a game spectacularly and a video is posted online of game highlights, which include Jack making a goal and Muhldinger ranting at the team about their incompetence.
Heck, I even adored the action-packed sports descriptions, which Klass nails! By doing that the get a little more attention then they expected. When I say this book is hilarious I mean it. His father has pushed Jack to try all sports, but nothing ever seemed to fit him. So he comes up with a great idea so he thinks and that is to create his own team and lose every game. The team becomes an internet sensation, and news reporters descend, some of them rooting up old secrets about Jack's father and Muhldinger. Jack Logan's high school recently got a new principal that requires all seniors to participate in at least one sport. Hands down, he's one of the best.