Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
Losers Take All by David Klass. I got this ARC from Macmillan. Here is the description:
From the author of the backlist favorite You Don't Know Me, a dramedy about the agony of victory and the thrill of defeat.Beginning:
At Jack Logan’s sports-crazy New Jersey high school, the new rule is that all kids must play on a team. So Jack and a ragtag group of anti-athletic friends decide to get even. They are going to start a rebel JV soccer team whose mission is to avoid victory at any cost, setting out to secretly undermine the jock culture of the school. But as the team’s losing formula becomes increasingly successful at attracting fans and attention, Jack and his teammates are winning in ways they never expected—and don’t know how to handle.
The scoreboard had been designed in Japan, and our town had bought it a year ago to record Fremont's glorious football victories and track triumphs.Friday 56:
Becca thought for a moment. "Let's go see Shadow."
"Look out the window," I said. "It's night. No sun, no shadows."
She laughed. "Shadow is my horse."
"Does he see visitors this late?"