Left Out by Tim Green

Left Out by Tim Green is a realistic fiction novel about a new kid moving into a new school with cochlear implants. The kid’s name is Landon Dorch, he is in the seventh grade, and he is one of the tallest and biggest kids in his grade, so he joins the football team. However, the kids on the team make him feel unwanted because of his hearing problems. He also has little to no football knowledge and doesn’t play in the games. Then, he makes a surprising friend named Brett. Brett is one of the more popular kids, so it is surprising that he made friends with Landon and he also has an Uncle who is on the New York Giants. He helps Landon with his technique on the football field and allows Landon to try to fight his way off the bench.

This book was a pretty good read, but there was one problem I had with the book. The one problem with the book was that it was a bit childish for my age. I would probably recommend it to middle schoolers. Other than that, I would say it had a very good message about how people with disabilities can succeed and fit in life. If you are in your early teens, I would strongly recommend this book.

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Review by Dylan S.