Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of "Any Given Sunday" with the space opera style of "Star Wars" and the criminal underworld of "The Godfather." Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jump 25 feet into the air, linemen that bench-press 1,200 pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you. Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed and rival players are assassinated. Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, a 19-year-old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those aliens. Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he'll wind up just another stat in the column marked "killed on the field."
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|Grouped Work ID||7288f639-7c8d-80fa-34d5-aced39e0eb42|
|available_at_school||Hunter's Lane High|
|detailed_location_school||Hunter's Lane High - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||In a distant future where aliens and humans alike play a deadly version of professional football, quarterback prodigy Quentin Barnes learns to overcome his prejudices and band both alien and human teammates together in order to survive a season.|
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|owning_location_school||Hunter's Lane High|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000636330|Book|Books|1st Diversion Books ed.|English|Diversion Books,|2012, c2009.|464 p. ; 23 cm.|
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|series||Galactic football league|
|series_with_volume||Galactic football league|bk. 1.|
|subject_facet||Football -- Fiction, Football stories, Science fiction|
|title_full||The rookie / Scott Sigler|
|topic_facet||Football, Football stories|