Reviews for Cover-Up : Mystery at the Super Bowl: Library Edition

School Library Journal Reviews 2008 April

Gr 5-8-- Popular sports writer John Feinstein narrates his third middle-school sports mystery (Knopf, 2007). Fourteen-year-old amateur sleuths and sports columnists Steve Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson head to the Super Bowl. When a drunken team doctor tries to impress Susan Carol by telling her the players "couldn't live without his shots," they are quickly embroiled in a mystery to uncover whether the offensive line of the California Dreams football team are involved in illegal steroid use. While the plot is formulaic and the dialogue often falls flat, the fast moving action and frequent sports talk make this a good choice for football fans and reluctant readers.--Karen T. Bilton, Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, Rocky Hill, NJ

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