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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Mike Lupica (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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"This is a wonderful book by a great writer. All football fathers and sons will enjoy it." (Archie Manning)

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Perfect for middle school boy

My 13 year old football player son really enjoyed the novel. He loved the characters and the setting.

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best book ever

it needs way more romance every thing else is good so ya more romance please

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good

it was a pretty good story the only really part i didnt like is that there wasnt a lot of action.

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Best ever

I love love this book I wanna read it a million times 😁😁😁😁😁❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Best book ever for real😁😁😁❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Fantastic

Amazing book I recommend it for every one it's intense and very well played out

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GOOD

I just liked. It was entertaining ! Remind me of my high School DAYS !

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Great Football story

great story line, football lovers kind of book, alot of true life situations that teams and players go through. recommend giving this book a listening to.

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Amazing

Great story about a young boy trying to follow his family tradition and make it big time. In more ways than you would think.

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It was a great book. Loved the personality.

LOVED IT GREAT BOOK GOOD READER GREAT PERFORMANCE GREAT WRITER GREAT BEGGING GREAT ENDING AWSOME !!!!!!!

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Very nice book

Pretty nice a little weird with the girl voices but I thought it was a nice book it's a top notch book