Reviews for End Zone
Booklist Reviews 2012 September #1
Identical football-playing twins Tiki and Ronde Barber are back for another action-packed entry in the series that began with Kickoff! (2007). The ninth-graders are enjoying the Eagles' undefeated season and have high hopes for a spot in the state finals. But when key players get injured, they'll need to "focus their energy as a team" to secure a victory. The play-by-play action doesn't let up until the final point, and, as always, there's an emphasis on teamwork and keeping a positive attitude. Sports fans will also enjoy the back matter, titled "Where Did the NFL Team Names Come From?" Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Spring
With Paul Mantell. In their final junior-high season, identical twins Tiki and Ronde dream of winning the championship, but overconfident teammates and a quarterback with a concussion threaten their success. Meanwhile, the twins' mom, who works two jobs to support them, stresses the importance of schoolwork. Awkward dialogue hampers the NFL players' sixth book, which, as usual, is packed with game details.