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Love of the Middle school is full of new challenges for Jackson Gig Isaac and Diego four sports-loving friends who have always stuck together. Lockers that wont open older (and bigger) kids classes that are far apart tons of homework–theres a lot to get used to. One thing the boys are looking forward to however is making the football team. Not every one will get what he wants though on the field and at home. Here is a story about how life like sports can be unpredictable frustrating and exhilarating. Love of the Game by John Coy is part of the 4 for 4 series an action-packed middle grade series for young readers about four boys from diverse backgrounds who deal with family friendship and school situations. There is a nice balance between the sports action and the portrayal of young people navigating the difficulties of growing up both at home and at school. Realistic characters believable dialogue and a genuine feel for the rhythms and issues of middle-schoolers make this a satisfying addition to a solid middle-grade set. –Kirkus Reviews Love of the Game – (4 for