Saturday, May 21, 2016

Review: Losers Take All

Losers Take All Losers Take All by David Klass
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What would happen if all seniors were required to play on a sports team? What if someone created a team just for losers? One that wouldn't try to win, but go out of their way to be funny? How would the other teams react? Does the athletic "win at all costs" culture contribute to bullying? What if your team makes the national news? Is your message, if you really ever had one, lost?

I wasn't expecting the turn this book took, but I appreciated the the irony, and the nerve touched by Jack's team of soccer losers. As a non-athletic kid myself, I could identify with portions of Losers Take All. And its message that sometimes adults can go to far.

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