Losers Take All - YA Review by Nick B

Reader: Nick B.
Age: 16
Title: Losers Take All
Author: David Klass
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Pub Date: 10/20/15
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: This book had realistic characters that helped a slightly realistic plot create an interesting story. In the book the Senior students are forced to play at least one sport at their sports enthusiastic high school. The characters are not thrilled about this as most of them are more interested in academics. As one who attends a school in which it is almost the opposite of the one described in the book, I think the academic characters are portrayed very well. The thoughts and knowledge of sports fits those of a majority of students at the school I attend. Where as a sports enthusiast, I can also relate to the hopes and dreams of the characters making them realistic and believable.
Memorable or Forgettable: This book was memorable because of the interesting story. A group of non-athletic kids and kids uninterested in sports are forced to play a sport their senior year. These kids are the minority at their high school so they decide to form their own c-level soccer team. Without any athletic talent among most of the team, they turn into an internet sensation for losing. They even claim to be the worst soccer team in the world. This deeply upsets the school since most of their sports teams dominate every other team. This interesting story made the book memorable. 
Cover: I liked the cover of this book. I thought it was an interesting cover and was designed fairly well. The red foam finger with the title LOSERS across it was extremely humorous to me. This is one of the covers that was fairly original. I would read this book just from seeing the cover.
Age Range: 12 through 17
Quality: 3Q - Readable
Popularity: 4P - Broad general teen appeal

tags:  humor / sports / ya lit

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