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Jul 28, 2014

Pop spreads an unforgettable message to stick by true friends. The story is about Charlie a retired 50 year-old football player and Marcus a 16-year-old Varsity football player, who form a strong bond over football. Charlie and Marcus play football almost daily in the local park. Even though Marcus enjoys Charlie's company and help with practice, there's something strange about him. Charlie treats Marcus as if they’re the same age and best friends. As Marcus gets closer to Charlie he learns Charlie's deepest secret.
Gordon Korman truly speaks volumes as he writes yet another award-winning story. Unlike Korman’s other books, Pop, written from young Marcus’ point of view, gives the reader a soft and heartfelt story of true friendship.
The reader sees that Marcus truly cares for Charlie when he is willing to take the blame for Charlie’s costly and unexpected behavior. Even when the police get involved, Marcus stands by his decision to deny that Charlie has done anything wrong and carry the weight of any of Charlie’s consequential mistakes.
This book is not only for people who enjoy football it has a little bit of everything, including but not limited to; the ups and downs of high school, action-packed sports, adventure and finding out who you are.
Pop advises readers that if you can make a difference in someone’s life then you have not only become a better person, but you have gained a friend.
I recommend this book to ages 12 and up and either gender. I defiantly recommend Pop to anyone who is up for a read that you can't put down.
-Arianna Dossa

Mar 23, 2012

Really good book if your into football and its ok if your not. There was a good message and ending was sad. Overall, 9/10

shyman1234 Aug 07, 2011

Really good book if your into football and its ok if your not. There was a good message and ending was sad. Overall, 9/10

Jul 31, 2011

predictable . and wayyyyyyyy to much football

Jul 19, 2011

Great Book! Must read for Football Fans!

Apr 29, 2011

I like this book because it runs smoothly and you can imagine the scences in your head while you are reading the book.

angel9580 Apr 14, 2011

im not done this book yet, i have a few chapters to go and i am loving it
it is such a great book so farr
i want to give money to an alzehmiers(Sorry bout spelling) disease foundation

mrslautner7398 Apr 12, 2011

this was soooo good but the ending shocked me, i did not see it coming!

parisstudent2 Apr 08, 2011

Great book it was really intersting and then ending summed up the book nicely

HellsDaughter Mar 31, 2011

Worst book. Didn't like it (I hate football) because it was so unappealing..

baconman Mar 25, 2011

I wish there a another pop

book_nerd Mar 22, 2011

I'm not usually into football books but this book was an exception. It was an interesting and funny story and I'd recommend this book to anyone. I didn't real like the ending though.

Zero_Kiryu Mar 22, 2011

The storyline itself was pretty basic. Old man who like football makes a friend who like football. The ending was pretty obvious as well. But what made the book so good was the way it was written. It had a certain appeal to it that I liked. In all, a very good book.

Mar 22, 2011

great book!! the end is pretty sad, but it had some really funny parts!

nikki16 Mar 21, 2011

i like this book because he thinks he is younger then he is really end

Fwestoak Mar 05, 2011

I think pop was a great book.Ithink this book can intrest you even if you really do not like football. The ending is sad but still a good ending to this particular kind of book. Overall this book was a pretty good read.

emilyV254 Mar 03, 2011

This is a book that I thought I wouldn't like, but I actually loved it! It was surprising how it interested me :)

samdog123 Mar 03, 2011

I really enjoyed this book, although I expected I wouldn't as I loathe football. Marcus moves to a small town in New York with his newly divorced Mom. There he encounters a retired football player named Charlie Popovich, known as the King of POP for his hard hitting playing tactics. But there is so much more about Charlie and his family as Marcus soon discovers.

stinkychease Mar 02, 2011

i hated this book it was the worst book i ever read boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

abby303 Mar 02, 2011

I really liked this book...but the end was surpirising and depressing...but uh, I won't spill the ending for you guys.

babyimanxox Mar 02, 2011


this book wasnt interesting but it was ok but i recommend it to people who like football

ilovebooks72 Mar 02, 2011

This book wasnt really good i didnt like it.

SleekArat97 Feb 28, 2011

To tell you the truth its more of a male oriented story, i didn't like the football aspect, but the main idea was good.

darkdaughter22 Feb 23, 2011

the pranks they pull on the store keeper are funy. thought the ending was sad though

Awesome_reader Feb 22, 2011

This a really good book! Just when you think the book is going to end, it keeps on going with new plots.

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