At Jack Logan's sports-crazy New Jersey high school, the new rule is that all kids must play on a team. So Jack and a ragtag group of anti-athletic friends decide to get even. They are going to start a rebel JV soccer team whose mission is to avoid victory at any cost, setting out to secretly undermine the jock culture of the school. But as the team's losing formula becomes increasingly successful at attracting fans and attention, Jack and his teammates are winning in ways they never expected—and don't know how to handle.
Losers Take All by David Klass is a fresh and funny novel that throws out all the rules of high school sports. After all, if you can't win the game, change the rules.
The scoreboard had been designed in Japan, and our town had bought it a year ago to record Fremont’s glorious football victories and track triumphs. From the bleachers where I stood with seven hundred screaming students...