Teens & Tweens Review is an opportunity for York County Public Library teens and tweens to write book reviews for their peers. Check out what our youth are reading below, and then see our list of read-alike titles suggested by YCPL staff.
Title: 12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady's Fight for Redemption by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge
Reviewed by: Frankie E., 11th Grade
Rating: 4 stars
12, the story of the Tom Brady’s 2016 season, was remarkable. It took a look at what happened before the season, his journey throughout the season, and the adversity he had to overcome throughout all of it. Ultimately, I thought there wasn’t enough background information on Tom Brady. It didn’t go into much detail about the history of his career and what he had done leading up to it. But I liked how the book talked about past scandals from former NFL players and former scandals about Tom Brady. It shows how the league dealt with past accusations and how the players responded. I like the picture section in the middle of the book showing the process that Tom went through and the show of relief on his face after the end of the season with his teams and his family. The two authors did a great job turning all these past interviews into a three-part book with different sections along with the parts. I would’ve liked to see a little more about each game in the season, being more descriptive and maybe seeing a little more behind the scenes on the process or some more players giving their opinion on the suspension and how the team responded to the deflate gate scandal. I really enjoyed the whole process leading up to deflate gate and the suspicion behind it and how the league handled it.
Related books from YCPL
Want to know more about Tom Brady and football? We have lots more in our non-fiction collection, including these titles:
- The World's Greatest Football Players by Matt Doeden
Summary: Tom Brady can pick apart almost any defense he faces. Adrian Peterson's powerful running is a force to be reckoned with on the field. And DeMarcus Ware is a menace to quarterbacks every week. Whether you like passing, rushing, or tackling, the game's greatest stars can show you how it's done.
- The Football Fanbook by Gary Gramling
Summary: A key addition to every young sports fanatic's library, The Football Fanbook is filled with fun trivia and unique lingo to impress friends, illustrated behind-the-skills how-to's, important game-winning strategies, and much more. Readers will sound like experts in no time.
- Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School by Steve Sheinkin
Summary: A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team.
- Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make or Break Moment by Carla Killough McClafferty
Summary: This nonfiction book takes readers on a bone-crunching journey from football's origins to the latest research on concussion and traumatic brain injuries in the sport. Fourth Down and Inches features exclusive photography and interviews with scientists, players, and the families of athletes who have literally given everything to the game.
For more reviews from YCPL teens and tweens, check out our Teens Review series. Want to submit your own review? Email us at YouthServices@yorkcounty.gov to learn more.