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Second Impact

Making the Hardest Call of All

Author: David Klass and Perri Klass

Second Impact

Second Impact

$16.99

About This Book

Kendall is football town, and Jerry Downing is the high school's star quarterback, working to redeem himself after he nearly killed a girl in a drunk driving accident last year. Carla Jenson, lead...

Page Count
304
Genre
On Sale
08/05/2014

Book Details

Kendall is football town, and Jerry Downing is the high school's star quarterback, working to redeem himself after he nearly killed a girl in a drunk driving accident last year. Carla Jenson, lead reporter for the school newspaper's sports section, has recruited Jerry to co-author a blog chronicling the season from each of their perspectives. When Jerry's best friend on the team takes a hit too hard and gets hurt, Carla wonders publicly if injury in the game comes at too high a cost in a player's life—but not everyone in Kendall wants to hear it. . . .

David Klass and Perri Klass's Second Impact is an action-packed story that will resonate with readers who have been following recent news stories about football injuries.

Imprint Publisher

Square Fish

ISBN

9781250044365

Reading Guide

In The News

“What is exceptional is the penetrating look at high-school football culture he provides via the school newspaper's sports blog. . . Klass and Klass still deliver a highly engaging, timely, and thought provoking read.” —Booklist

“The authors, an acclaimed writer for teens and a doctor well-known for her medical journalism, do a remarkable job incorporating both riveting sports action and sobering medical facts in the narrative. . . will resonate with aspiring journalists and teen sports fans alike.” —Kirkus Reviews

“... fans of sports novels and contemporary issues will find the story riveting.” —Publishers Weekly

“Written by a YA veteran with his sister, a pediatrician and medical writer, the book is highly topical and rich with current research.” —School Library Journal

About the Creators

Second Impact

Second Impact

$16.99