At All Costs
At All Costs (The Red Zone)
At All Costs
Brent Chartier, Patrick Jones
Kyle and Mike share a dream of playing college football. They're both members of the Central High Trojans. And lately their dream is in danger, because Mike has taken some serious hits. A head injury is affecting his performance on the field—and it might mean he'll have serious health problems. When Kyle figures out a way to cheat the football program's new concussion tests, he decides he's protecting Mike's chances of playing college ball. But is he also putting Mike at risk of further harm? And when Mike's symptoms get worse, will Kyle pressure his friend to leave the game—or pressure him to play?

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • For Reluctant Readers

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Kyle and his best friend Mike have a big dream. They want to play college football together. But that all changes when Mike takes a big hit in a game. He starts acting strange, and finally confesses to Kyle he has a concussion. But then the state comes out with high school concussion tests. If Mike doesn't pass, he won't play. If he can't play, he can't get a football scholarship. That would crush their dreams. But Kyle figures out how to beat the tests. Mike keeps playing, but his confusion gets him taken from the starting lineup anyway.

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