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“ In the book “Foul Play”, Frank and Joe get themselves landed at Pinnacle College, a college in Colorado with pretty much the best football team in the league. The two are there because they believe that some people on the team are willing to lose the game in return for vast sums of money. The person organizing such a scheme would have a chance to bet huge amounts against the team expected to win. The brothers pretend to be enrolled in the college. Joe poses as the new backup kicker on the football team. Frank pretends to just be a new student. Their roommates are two boys named Luis and Ken, the backup quarterback and the kicker for the Mountain Lions, Pinnacle’s football team. Unfortunately, Joe, who’s only a backup kicker, ends up having to put Ken out of commission in order to get on the field. Only then would Joe be of any use to the conspiracy which he is trying to join, to get inside information.
I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to most kids. I had fun trying to solve the mystery in this book. Another thing I like about this book is it hooks you and develops very quickly. I appreciated how realistically the book was written. The setting is a regular U.S. college. The main characters are two average high-school kids, and the bad guys aren’t trying to destroy the world or anything. They’re in it for the money, like most crooks are.
Frank and Joe are brave, no doubt about that. They attempt tasks I would never think about trying. But sometimes during this book I felt that they were a little too confident. For example, Joe is pretending to be part of the conspiracy to gain information. The group is meeting at midnight in the weight room. Frank is standing outside of the entrance to the room, and is listening in with a walkie-talkie device disguised as an i-pod. I’m thinking HIDE, it won’t disrupt your transmission, you’ll be able to hear, why on earth would you run the risk of being found out? This could blow your cover. Exercise a little caution, and you will be that much better at investigating.
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