The Walk On (The Triple Threat, 1) - John Feinstein

The Walk On (The Triple Threat, 1)

By John Feinstein

  • Release Date: 2014-09-09
  • Genre: Sports in Kids Fiction
Score: 5
From 89 Ratings


Bestselling sportswriter John Feinstein kicks off a new series for middle grade featuring Alex Myers, a student athlete who tries to take on the sports establishment in his new town.
Alex Myers is a quarterback, but from the first day of football practice, it’s clear that that position is very much filled by the coach’s son, Matt.
Alex has the better arm, but Matt has more experience—and the coach’s loyalty. Alex finally gets a chance to show what he can do when Matt is injured, and he helps win a key game to keep the Lions’ bid for the state championship alive. But just when his star is rising, Alex gets blindsided—the state has started drug testing, and Alex’s test comes back positive for steroids. Alex knows that’s not right. But he doesn’t know if it’s a mistake—or if someone wants to make sure he can’t play. . . .
John Feinstein has been praised as “the best writer of sports books in America today” (The Boston Globe), and this first installment in the Triple Threat series is his most thrilling and suspenseful novel yet. Fans of Mike Lupica, Tim Green, and Paul Volponi will want to check out The Walk On, and its companion, The Sixth Man.
“A cliffhanger of a football novel bristling with social, personal, familial and ethical issues to complement the gridiron action. . . . All the goods for the sports enthusiast—and more.” —Kirkus Reviews


  • My favorite book

    By Bevān_12
    John Feinstein is my favorite author ever. This book was fantastic and but the ending was such a cliff hanger can't wait till the next book in the series comes out. 😄😄😄
  • Best book

    By Camron Rodarte
    Out of all the books I read this is the best it is the far best I recommend it if you enjoy football
  • A M A Z I N G B O O K

    By Andres171717
    This was an amazing book but the ending was terrible U can't leave that at that cliff hanger wow!!!!!! I wanted to kill the author overall great book amazing DEFINATLY read this!!!!!!!!
  • The walk on

    By Petermcg382134568
    This was one of the best books I have read in a long time, if not ever. The only thing I hated about this book was when I finished it. With the most mouth watering ending to a book left unresolved, this book is an easy 6 in my book.