Fiction books featuring football. 2015

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Leverage
Joshua C. Cohen

TEEN COHEN

High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of the football team, until an emotionally and physically scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendship with Danny.


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Better Than Perfect
Simone Elkeles

ROM TEEN ELKELES

Told from two viewpoints, Derek Fitzpatrick, kicked out of school, must move with his stepmother to her childhood home in Illinois, where he meets Ashtyn Parker, who may be able to earn a football scholarship with Derek’s help.


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Buzz Kill
Beth Fantaskey

MYS TEEN FANTASKEY

In this fresh and funny teen mystery, 17-year-old Millie joins forces with her classmate, gorgeous but mysterious Chase Albright, to try to discover who murdered head football coach “Hollerin’ Hank” Killdare.


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The Rivalry: Mystery at the Army-Navy Game
John Feinstein

MYS TEEN FEINSTEIN

Thirteen-year-old sportwriters Stevie and Susan Carol team up to solve a mystery at the famous Army-Navy football game.


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The Walk On
John Feinstein

TEEN FEINSTEIN

Hoping to secure a spot on the school varsity team but sidelined by the coach’s more experienced son, Alex helps win a key game when his rival is injured, a situation that is complicated when he is wrongly accused of using steroids.


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Stupid Fast
Geoff Herbach

TEEN HERBACH

Felton Reinstein has a sudden growth spurt that turns him from a small, jumpy, picked-on boy with the nickname of Squirrel Nut to a powerful athlete, leading to new friends, his first love and the courage to confront his family’s past and current problems.


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Catching Jordan
Miranda Kenneally

ROM TEEN KENNEALLY

Jordan Woods is the female captain and quarterback of her high school football team and is fine with being treated like “one of the guys,” as long as she lands an athletic scholarship for college, but when a new kid shows up, Jordan gets competition for her starting position and discovers she is developing a crush.


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Second Impact
David Klass,Perri Klass

TEEN KLASS

When Jerry Downing, star quarterback in a small football town, gets a second chance after his drunk driving had serious consequences, Carla Jensen, ace reporter for the school newspaper, invites him to join her in writing a blog, mainly about sports.


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MindWar
Andrew Klavan

INSPIR TEEN KLAVAN

Rick Dial was the best quarterback Putnam Hills High School had ever seen. But after becoming paralyzed, Rick becomes an expert at video games and is recruited by a government agency to enter the Realm, a digital reality created by a Russian agent, to stop a cyber attack, but he soon suspects that something is very wrong.


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Salvation
Anne Osterlund

ROM TEEN OSTERLUND

Salvador Resendez—Salva to his friends—seems to have it all. He’s student body president, captain of the football team, and has a near-perfect GPA. Everyone thinks that he could have any girl, and go to any college, that he wants. After the death of this mother, his father and younger sisters need him more than ever. Then the most unlikely girl in school—shy, quiet Beth—catches his eye. When a tragic accident strikes and with her help, Salva is forced to accept that life is too short not to pursue your dreams.


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If You're Reading This
Trent Reedy

For a responsible sixteen-year-old, Michael Wilson has a lot of problems—his father was killed in Afghanistan in 2005, his overworked and overprotective mother will not talk about their situation, and does not want him playing football, and he has suddenly started to receive letters that his father wrote before his death.


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Always a Catch
Peter Richmond

TEEN RICHMOND

After he joins the new football team, Jack, a new junior and a skilled piano player at a preparatory boarding school, must decide how far he is willing to go to fit in with his new teammates.


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The Bridge From Me to You
Lisa Schroeder

ROM TEEN SCHROEDER

Lauren is the new girl in town with a dark secret and Colby is the football hero with a dream of something more, as they come together, fall apart, and build something stronger than either of them thought possible.


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Muckers
Sandra Neil Wallace

HIST TEEN WALLACE

Felix O’Sullivan, standing in the shadow of his dead brother, an angry, distant father, and racial tension, must lead the last-ever Muckers high school football team to the state championship before a mine closing shuts down his entire town.


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