From #1 New York Times bestselling author of TRAVEL TEAM, HEAT, and MILLION-DOLLAR THROW comes a cheer-worthy, family-friendly football novel set amid the Friday Night Lights world of Texas high school football Jake Cullen is a freshman quarterback playing high school football in Texas, the high-pressureland of Friday Night Lights. He is also the brother of Wyatt Cullen, who quarterbacked his team to the Texas State Championship last season--not to mention the son of former NFL quarterback and local legend, Troy Cullen. To be a Cullen in Texas is to be football royalty . . . which leaves 14-year-old Jake in a Texas-sized shadow. Being a good teammate comes naturally to Jake; being a winner and a celebrity does not. Jake may be a Cullen, and he may play quarterback, but he is not his brother or his father. He's just like every other kid: fighting for every ounce of respect, awkward around a pretty girl, in awe of his famous family, and desparate to simultaneously blend in and cast his own shadow. Inspired by the real-life Manning family of quarterbacks and set amid the football-crazy culture of Texas, QB 1 is a coming-of-age story perfect for the fan of MILLION-DOLLAR THROW and HEAT.
About the Author
Mike Lupica is the author of multiple bestselling books for young readers, including "Heat, Travel Team, Million-Dollar Throw, and The Underdogs. "He has carved out a niche as the sporting world s finest storyteller. Mikelives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. When not writing novels, Mike Lupica writes for New York's "Daily News, " appears on ESPN's "The Sports Reporters "and hosts "The Mike Lupica Show "on ESPN Radio. You can visit Mike Lupica at mikelupicabooks.com