A rival football team refuses to play against Ava—and her twin wants to cover the story for the local news in the sixth book of the It Takes Two series!
Alex is thrilled when she finds out she’s won a young reporters contest to produce her own piece on the local news. What a great thing to add to her resume...and what a great way to show her crush, high schooler Luke Grabowski, that she’s super mature for her age. She’s on the prowl for a juicy story when one pops up right under her nose: the Tiger Cubs’ biggest rival is refusing to play football against her twin!
Ava’s conflicted: should she let her team stand by her and refuse to play, or should she spend this game on the bench? She doesn’t quite know what to do, but she does know one thing: she’s not interested in being the subject of Alex’s news story! Is Alex willing to give up her big scoop to support her sister?
Belle Payton isn’t a twin herself, but she does have twin brothers! She spent much of her childhood in the bleachers reading—er, cheering them on—at their football games. Though she left the South long ago to become a children’s book editor in New York City, Belle still drinks approximately a gallon of sweet tea a week and loves treating her friends to her famous homemade mac-and-cheese. Belle is the author of many books for children and tweens, and is currently having a blast writing two sides to each It Takes Two story.
Publisher: Simon Spotlight (March 10, 2015)
Length: 160 pages
Grades: 3 - 7
Ages: 8 - 12
Lexile ® 730L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
For A Whole New Ball Game: "The twin device is effectively deployed as each girl seeks to understand herself independently, in relation to her twin, and in the context of her new town; there's also appeal in the plot's sitcom elements of overheard conversations, secret observations, and all the uncertainty that comes with being a new place."