Million-Dollar Throw

Million-Dollar Throw

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of HEAT and TRAVEL TEAM.

Everyone calls Nate Brodie "Brady" because he's a New England quarterback, just like his idol, Tom Brady. And now he's got a chance to win a million dollars by throwing one pass through a target at halftime in the Patriots; Thanksgiving night game. More than anything, Nate's family needs the money—his dad's been downsized, his mom's working two jobs, and they're on the verge of losing their house. The worry is more weight than a 13-year-old can bear, and it's affecting his playing for his own football team. Suddenly the boy with the golden arm is having trouble completing a pass . . . but can he make the one that really counts?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440746529
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date: 01/21/2010
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.50(h) x 5.00(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

Mike Lupica is the #1 bestselling author of many popular books for young readers, including Fantasy LeagueQB 1HeatTravel TeamMillion-Dollar Throw, and The Underdogs. He has carved out a niche as the sporting world’s finest storyteller. Mike lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. When not writing novels, Mike Lupica writes for New York's Daily News, appears weekly on ESPN's The Sports Reporters, and hosts The Mike Lupica Show on ESPN Radio. You can visit Mike Lupica at

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Praise for Million-Dollar Throw:
“Lupica's football action engages, and his delineation of the athlete's thought process and emotional highs and lows of competition feels visceral and real.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Lupica explores the themes of believing in yourself and handling pressure. Teens who love sports fiction . . . will find this book a rapid, enjoyable read.” –VOYA
“Lupica injects plenty of suspenseful sports action into the plot and creates a cast of uniformly likable characters whose faith in teamwork and in each other ultimately earns handsome rewards for all. A natural for graduates of Matt Christopher's sports stories.” –Booklist         

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Million-Dollar Throw 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 230 reviews.
metfan More than 1 year ago
Nate Brodie is the star quarterback of his eighth-grade football team,and the world's biggest Tom Brady fan.When Nate goes to buy an autographed Brady football,he enters a contest and wins the chance to throw a pass for one million dollars at halftime of the New England Patriots' Thanksgiving night game.But just when he should be flying high,Nate comes crashing down to Earth.His dad's unemployed,his family may lose their home,and his best friend Abby is slowly going blind.Then his golden throwing arm deserts him.Can Nate overcome adversity?You will find out in this marvelous book.Mike Lupica has done it again.A strong and moving story,beautifully crafted and written,with well-drawn and fully realized characters.Ignore the age range-adults and kids alike will all enjoy this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It goes very in depth. I dont read much and yet, i would open to read a few pages and i end up reading a few chapters. It reminds me of when i play football and it gives you that feeling you get when you make a touchdown. It will make your heart race in anticipation! Great for teens in school sports! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't take my eyes off of this book. It has an amazing storyline that glue you to everysingle word. It really captures what is going on with the econemy and shows passion and support. The ending makes you jump out of your seat with anxioty. Trust me, anyone who understands football and the world will love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aweasome great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book title and author: The Million Dollar Throw by: Mike Lupica Title of review: The Boy with the Golden Arm Number of stars (1 to 5): 4 out of 5 The Million Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica. This is a very good book. It¿s the perfect book for middle school boy. Especially if you like football or play football, then this is a book you want to read. Nate Brodie was your average kid, but when it comes to football he is becomes no averaged kid. He was the star quarter back in the league. Nate and his best friend Abby went to this sport store to see what new things they got. While they were in the store Abby signed Nate up for a contest to make a throw on an NFL field and try to get it through a little hole to win one-million dollars. Now Abby has a problem with her sight, she is completely blind at night and in the future could become blind if she doesn¿t get this very expensive surgery. The money could help Nate¿s parents and Abby. There aren¿t a lot of characters in this book. The characters are Nate Brodie, Mr. and Mrs. Brodie, Abby, her mom, coach, and Nate¿s teammates. The theme of the book is you can do anything if you believe. The story takes place in Boston, Massachusetts in present day. The reason I wrote a review on this book is because it is a good book to read. Hopefully from my review I will get more people to read this wonderful book. Also it is a great book for football players. This could change the way people think about football or just the way you think about things in general. I gave this book four out of five stars. I didn¿t give it five out of five because there were places in the book that could have been better. What I mean by this is that in some places the book was being too descriptive, and in other places it didn¿t describe things enough and would leave you confused. In some parts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must admit we listened to the book on audio tape while going on a trip. It was hilarious and a wonderful life lesson book. It touches on relationships between friends and family members as well as the challenges life can throw you. It's a book ideal for both boys and girls-don't let the cover fool you. We highly recco. this book. It's a great winter break read and is most likely in the AR reading programs at schools.
Peterthepenguin More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Shows how everybody, (even if you think they are the coolest or the smartest kid) has their own story. It also shows that you usually only get one shot at being the best at what you love. Even athletes go through hardships in life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nates dad lost his job and now there family is desperate. But can nate change there fortune?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book! I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
'Brady' is beast bro!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book in the world if havent read its a must read!!! :) Nook readrler that is awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Million Dollar Throw was the best book i ever red
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 14 years old and I am not a huge fan of reading, but I just could not put this book down. Thank you Mike Lupica!
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
Another great read by Mike Lupica. Eighth-grader Brady is following in his idol Tom Brady's footsteps, quarterbacking his team to stardom. Life should be good, but his dad las lost his job and his best friend, Abby, is losing her eyesight. When Brady is selected to compete in a contest at a Patriots' game, attempting to throw a football through a target to win $1 million, he thinks winning the contest will help out both his family and Abby. But the pressure becomes overwhelming and Brady can't get his ball to connect with a receiver. Middle school boys will enjoy this book, as will girl athletes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is one of the best books that i have ever read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beast book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed with this book. I found the ending very predictable, and thought that his whole situation was unreal. It was an extreamly slow read, and the worst Mike Lupica book i have ever read. It was just too fake and did not mirror real life. Mike Lupica is a very good author, but he tried to make this book something it is not, intresting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a heartwarming story, if you love sports, and you are looking for something exiting, then read this book! It is a very well told story about a 13 year old trying to make a million dollar throw. Abby McCall is Nate's best friend, going blind. Both of their dads lost their jobs at the bank, and Nate is under pressure thinking about how much a million dollars would mean to his family. Abby's word is losing color and starting to fade, but although the circumstances, she gives Nate hope through those difficult times.Enjoy! Posted by ? (those who know me will know this) "Say goodbye to your life, PLATE!"
chatty52 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my grandson who just turned 11 in December. He had read this book 'Million Dollar Throw" from his school library and really like it and wanted this book for himself. He love this book and wants 2 more of his books that has to do with football. He was so happy that I was able to find him the book in hard copy. I will be purchasing the other 2 books he has out for him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great book as i keep reading it so when you get to the end its at the patriots stadium he will ether get one million dollars or go home winning but he also get to meet his football itoal tom brady the teams quaterback so this is a must read book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is ine if the best books any sports fan or any sports player out there working tonget where they want to be will ever read. This bookbisbworth the money!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yay i liked this book! It was good
dodgeluver1 More than 1 year ago
I think this is the best book ever!!! It is a nice book. And it still teaches a lesson. Im a 6th grader and i think the age range for this is 10 to 13. I loved it. I think he used the money VERY wisely.
Colemanstudent-HBL More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book, you don't have to be a football fan for you to read this book.This is my favorite book and if you read it i bet it will be your favorite too!!!
Angela Lopez More than 1 year ago
Awsome book Thx lupica