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  • Seller:Enohpee's Books
  • Sales Rank:157,864
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:352
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.1
  • Dimensions (in):9.4 x 6.3 x 1.5
  • Publication Date:September 18, 2012
  • MPN:9780062089564
  • ISBN:0062089560
  • EAN:9780062089564
  • ASIN:0062089560
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Synopsis

Inspired by interviews with real-life cancer survivors and insider sports experience, this unforgettable New York Times bestseller shows a brave boy who learns what it truly means to be unstoppable. As National Ambassador for Young People's Literature emeritus Jon Scieszka said, Unstoppable is "absolutely heroic, and something every guy should read."

If anyone understands the phrase "tough luck," it's Harrison. As a foster kid in a cruel home, he knows his dream of one day playing in the NFL is a longshot.

Then Harrison is brought into a new home with kind, loving parents—his new dad is even a football coach. Harrison's big build and his incredible determination quickly make him a star running back on the junior high school team. On the field, he's practically unstoppable. But Harrison's good luck can't last forever. When a routine sports injury leads to a devastating diagnosis, it will take every ounce of Harrison's determination not to give up for good.


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Unstoppable 4.8 out of 5 based on 74 Reviews.
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Unstoppable
by Geraldine Ahearn "Author Geri Ahearn" (February 18, 2013) 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Not my cup of tea
by Cecilia P (August 11, 2013) 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I bought this book because it was chosen as the One Book, One School book by the middle school I'm beginning to teach at this year. All of the students in our school are asked to read this book, and we teachers are asked to follow up. I suppose the idea was to encourage adolescents to go up against all odds to win out in the end. Based on how my school is using it, I have several reservations. First, there are many books with a similar moral which are better-written. Second, it's a football book, which will definitely appeal to many (though not all) of our boy readers, but not so much to the female population. Third, it has a peculiar stance toward its young protagonist. He's portrayed as nearly superhuman in his skill level, despite the fact that he had never actually played football prior to joining his middle school team. Unfortunately, he is also a player with virtually no regard for his fellow players, whether on his own or an opposing team--he has undiscovered/discussed... Read more
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