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Deep Zone (Football Genius) Hardcover – August 23, 2011
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About the Author
Tim Green, for many years a star defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons, is a man of many talents. He's the author of such gripping books for adults as the New York Times bestselling The Dark Side of the Game and American Outrage. Tim graduated covaledictorian from Syracuse University and was a first-round draft pick. He later earned his law degree with honors, and he has also worked as an NFL commentator for FOX Sports and NPR.
His first book for young readers, Football Genius, inspired in part by his players and his own kids, became a New York Times bestseller and was followed by Football Hero, Football Champ, The Big Time, and Deep Zone. He drew on his experiences playing and coaching Little League for Rivals and Pinch Hit and two more New York Times bestsellers: Baseball Great and Best of the Best.
Bestselling author Jon Scieszka called Tim Green's Unstoppable, a book about a boy's struggle with cancer that debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, "Absolutely heroic. And something every guy should read."
Tim Green lives with his wife, Illyssa, and their five children in upstate New York.
Top Customer Reviews
Ty Lewis is the younger brother of NFL player Thane "Tiger" Lewis. As an aspiring football player himself, Ty makes the local 7-on-7 team as a wide receiver. He hopes his exceptional speed and natural talent will help his team win the tournament. Their opponent has Troy White, a very skilled quarterback that makes it seem that his team is unbeatable. Both kids want to win but football is the least of their problems. The mafia has some unfinished business and the boys somehow get in the middle of it.
Even though I know next to nothing about football, I enjoyed this book very much. I mean, the author himself played in the NFL for eight years. It took a while to get the hang of it; it started with a lot of football talk. And I think this is third in a series of books. It is fast paced and it flowed nicely even with short chapters. I like the relationship between Thane and Ty, even with the ten-year age gap between them. Thane seemed like a laid back, nice guy. And Ty, I loved his internal conversations about the stuff that's happening around him. It felt seemed so real. He seemed like a good kid. I didn't care for the other characters that much because there were so little about them. (Maybe in the previous books?)
There were other football game scenes in this book. I'm sure kids who play/know the sport will definitely appreciate those. The action was well-written and easy enough to understand. It was written in simple English.Read more ›
Tim took every action and expanded it into something totally else that the reader would not be expecting. He made the characters sound exactly like real life people. This book was very action filled with football to FBI agents and gangs. Books that just have the descriptions of football on the cover, don’t always turn out what they look to be. If people think this book is just about football, it's not, it goes on and on about different things. Ty, one of the main characters, is a young boy that has a bigger brother named, Thane. Ty is 12 years old and loves to play the game of football, like his brother. The author’s theme is that even if the reader gets hurt or injured, never give up.
This reviewer absolutely adored this book because of all of the football, action, and lots of plot twists. The reader would rate this book fantastically. This reader would recommend Deep Zone to anyone who loves football, action, or the FBI and investigations.
There are many strengths and weaknesses in the book Deep Zone. For example, Deep Zone states, “Back at the hotel, Thane stripped off his jeans to reveal a knee that was swollen and red.” This shows that figurative language is a strength because it helps you understand what is going on when Thane gets hurt and describes the seriousness of the injury. The books plot is easy to understand and it is suspenseful. A weakness in Deep Zone to me would be the final game of the 7 on 7 tournament. The details of the game and intense action could have been better understood if it was included in one chapter instead of over several chapters with other events happening in between. This creates confusion for the reader especially a younger reader who is the target audience.
Deep Zone is one of my favorite books I read this year. I recommend this book to people that like sports and action packed adventure with twists and turns. This book is realistic fiction.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My grandson couldn't wait to get this book for his twelfth birthday. He told me all about it and how exciting it was.Published 6 months ago by rebecca bridges
This post is from my 9-year-old son:
"I love Deep Zone. It is a fun book!"
I really recommend it in all the best book that I have ever even read in my short great lifePublished 8 months ago by great
The book is very direct and sometimes it makes you reflect on your life and involves you to imagine what's going to happen nextPublished 14 months ago by Onthemoney
AWESOME football books tim green makes I good live on them. U make some much books I can't Stan to not red them. I have one question why are they mostly sad.Published 15 months ago by epicJackson