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The Walk On

(2014)
(The first book in the Triple Threat series)
A novel by

 
 
Bestselling sportswriter John Feinstein kicks off a new series for middle grade featuring Alex Myers, a student athlete who tries to take on the sports establishment in his new town.

Alex Myers is a quarterback, but from the first day of football practice, it's clear that that position is very much filled by the coach's son, Matt.

Alex has the better arm, but Matt has more experience - and the coach's loyalty. Alex finally gets a chance to show what he can do when Matt is injured, and he helps win a key game to keep the Lions' bid for the state championship alive. But just when his star is rising, Alex gets blindsided - the state has started drug testing, and Alex's test comes back positive for steroids. Alex knows that's not right. But he doesn't know if it's a mistake - or if someone wants to make sure he can't play. . . .

John Feinstein has been praised as "the best writer of sports books in America today" (The Boston Globe), and this first installment in the Triple Threat series is his most thrilling and suspenseful novel yet. Fans of Mike Lupica, Tim Green, and Paul Volponi will want to check out The Walk On, and its companion, The Sixth Man.

"A cliffhanger of a football novel bristling with social, personal, familial and ethical issues to complement the gridiron action. . . . All the goods for the sports enthusiast - and more." - Kirkus Reviews

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Walk On (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Triple Threat)
Author(s): John Feinstein
ISBN: 0-606-37704-2 / 978-0-606-37704-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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September 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Walk On (The Triple Threat, 1)
Author(s): John Feinstein
ISBN: 0-385-75346-2 / 978-0-385-75346-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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September 2014 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Walk On (The Triple Threat, 1)
Author(s): John Feinstein
ISBN: 0-385-75347-0 / 978-0-385-75347-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Walk On (The Triple Threat, 1)
Author(s): John Feinstein
ISBN: 0-385-75349-7 / 978-0-385-75349-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Walk On
Author(s): John Feinstein
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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September 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Walk On
Author(s): John Feinstein
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Walk On (The Triple Threat)
Author(s): John Feinstein
ISBN: 1-63379-154-8 / 978-1-63379-154-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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September 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Walk On (Triple Threat)
Author(s): John Feinstein
ISBN: 1-63379-176-9 / 978-1-63379-176-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Walk On (The Triple Threat, 1)
Author(s): John Feinstein
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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