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The Big Game of Everything by Chris Lynch

The Big Game of EverythingUnion Jack (pronounced Onion Jock) is a relatively normal guy except for the fact that his family is rather eccentric. If one couldn’t already tell from Jock’s unusual name, the people Jock resides with lean a little more towards loony. Jock’s father Leonard, a hairdresser, probably spends more time trying to convince his customers to not get their hair cute, and Jock’s younger brother Egon, Jock’s spokesdevil, is physically larger than Jock and enjoys terrorizing him and other people (in a friendly way of course). But through all this strangeness, Jock still loves his family because, well, they’re his family.

If there’s one person in Jock’s family he admires the most, it is his Grampus. This is why Jock looks forward to a summer of helping run Grampus’ not-quite-finished golf course. But Jock’s not going to get the simple summer he expected, especially after two of Grampus’ old friends show up at the golf course. With the introduction of The Big Game of Everything, Jock’s relationship with Grampus as well as his view of the world shifts, and it’s up to him to discover what really is most important to him.

Read the rest of my review at Young Adult Enchanting Reviews.

Rating: 3.25

Review copy from publisher HarperCollins through YA Enchanting Reviews

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Just Listen said...

Wonderful review! I think that the cover is so cute.

Hey, I was wondering if you wanted to do a link exchange?

keri mikulski :) said...

I love" jock" books. Thanks for the review. :)

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