Grades 5 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 7.5
Lexile® Measure: 960L
Guided Reading: V
- Realistic Fiction
- Young Adult
- Achievement and Success
- Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
- Family Life
- Pride and Self-Esteem
- Helping Others
About This Book
What would you do with a million dollars, if you were 13?
Eighth-grader 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.
By the author of New York Times best-sellers Travel Team, Heat, and The Big Field.
Praise for Million-Dollar Throw
"Lupica delivers another smooth, well-paced, character-driven novel." — School Library Journal
"Lupica's football action engages, and his delineation of the athlete's thought process and emotional high and lows of competition feels visceral and real." — Kirkius