From #1 New York Times bestselling author of TRAVEL TEAM,
HEAT, and MILLION-DOLLAR THROW comes a cheer-worthy,
family-friendly football novel set amid the Friday Night
Lights world of Texas high school football.
Jake Cullen is a freshman quarterback playing high school
football in the high-pressure land of Friday Night Lights
(Texas). He is also the brother of Wyatt Cullen, who
quarterbacked his team to the Texas State Championship last
season--not to mention the son of former NFL quarterback and
local legend, Troy Cullen. To be a Cullen in Texas is to be
royalty . . . and a quarterback. All of which leaves
14-year-old Jake in a Texas-sized shadow, a tall order for
any boy, especially one who's merely a freshman.
While his teammates assume the starting job will be handed
to Jake on a silver platter, the truth is that he has to
fight for every snap and every ounce of respect. Jake may be
a Cullen and he may play quarterback, but he is not his
brother or his father. Being a good teammate comes naturally
to Jake; being a winner and a celebrity does not. He's just
like every other boy--awkward around a pretty girl, in awe
of his famous family, and desperate to simultaneously blend
in and cast his own shadow.
Inspired by the
real-life Manning family of quarterbacks (father Archie,
Super Bowl-winning sons Peyton and Eli) and set amid the
football-crazy culture of Texas immortalized in Friday Night
Lights, QB 1 is a coming-of-age story perfect for the fan of
MILLION-DOLLAR THROW, HEAT, and of course FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS.