Review: Football Hero: A Football Genius Novel By Tim Green

by Captain Lyaf Yarr

Title: Football Hero: A Football Genius Novel
Author: Tim Green
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 304 pages
Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12

Summary: Ty Lewis is a middle-schooler who lives with his aunt and uncle (because both of his parents are dead). They don’t treat him very well either. School is bad too. He gets by because his older brother, Thane, is going to be signed for a pro contract for football! Pure excitement! Ty also has a dream of being a professional football player. When he is recruited to the middle school football team he thinks it’s just the beginning. Then his brother’s career is put at risk when both brothers are caught innocently giving Uncle Gus information about Thane’s team! Will Thane lose his future in football? Will Ty fix everything in time?

Why I Started the Book:

I started this book because it was on a book on my reading list and I heard good things about it from Second Mate Embry! She made sure I got this book from the library.


  • At first when I heard the title Football Hero I assumed that I would hate it and I’d be confused because it was a sports book. Fortunately I was wrong! The book’s main focus wasn’t football as expected, but Ty trying to save his brother’s football career. It just comes to show to NEVER judge a book by its cover! Or its title!
  • I enjoy the relationship between Ty and his brother, Thane. They care about each other, look out for each other, etc.
  • I like how Ty is considerate when it comes to Thane. Instead of taking advantage of all the money he has he doesn’t want him to waste it on him.


  • The chapters were really short! They were pure teases. Some of them were understandable, but the others were pointless and redundant.

Last minute thoughts: This book was great! I recommend it to everyone and anyone! Even if you hate sports it’s completely enjoyable and you won’t be disappointed 🙂

Buy: Football Hero: A Football Genius Novel

Book Rating: I give this book 4.5 stars!

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1 Comment

  1. Shaan Trika

    I loved this book so much!!! In my school I am doing a report about this book. There should be a sequel to it!!!! I hope Mr. Green will read this and make a sequel!!

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