"I think this book is really good and it shows you the value of a person whos under pressured and gets rid of it. I wouldreally reccomend this book for someone whos into a sports book or to be more specific a football book.It states when is his first time to his favorites player first superbowl. His favorite player is tom brady from the New England Patriots. It says that he was there when tom brady won his first superbowl The superbowl was in romian numerals so I dont know what superbowl was it. Give this book a 4 out of 5 stars because it dosent give that much info about his favorite player and plus it changes situation and setting to fast and its kind of confusing when that happens but in overall its a good book." Ronald Rivas said.
"Million dollar throw is about a boy name Nate Brodie or some people call him Brady because of his great quarterbacking skills. One day Brady decides he has enough money to buy a signed tomorrow Brady football that he has been saving up for for years. When buying he notices a sign that says you can win a million dollars if you throw a football at an NFL game. Brady decides to enter the contest. A couple weeks later it is announced on tv that he has won! He can't believe it. But lately Brady's throws haven't been so perfect but will he make the one throw that really counts? Read the book to find out.
I liked this book because it was about a subject that I like (football). I think my dad would like this book because he also likes football a lot. This book made me feel nervous for Brady when he threw the pass." Kade C said.
The Million-Dollar Throw is about a 13 year old kid who won a raffle and is now going to try to throw a football through a little circle at the New England Patriots game at half-time on Thanksgiving for a million dollars. With his family struggling to pay the bills, his arm getting thrown out, and his best friend losing her vision, the pressure is on for 13 year old Nate Brodie.
"Passage" page 13-14 paragraph 8
"You've got about the same odds as winning the lottery," the man said. "But good luck anyway."
Nate had taken his ticket home and put it on the trophy case with the Brady ball and hadn't taken it out until the day of the drawing, watching with his parents and Abby as James Brown called out the winning numbers, one after another.
Every one of them on Nate's ticket.
"Reason why I chose the Passage"
I chose this passage because this is when Nate and his family found out he was going to take the throw at the Patriots half-time show to take a chance to win a million dollars." Kj Anderson said.
"Good read for grades 5–7, better if you're a New England Patriots/Tom Brady fan. Nate Brodie is the star quarterback for his 8th grade football team. So good, his nickname is Brady for his idol. But Nate's got a lot of issues going on. His dad has lost a good job and now both parents are working multiple jobs just trying to keep their house. Meanwhile, Nate's best friend, Abby, is slowly losing her eyesight to disease. When Abby talks him into entering a contest to win a million dollars by throwing a football through a tiny opening during halftime at a Pat's game - and he gets picked to make the throw - the pressure ratchets up to the point where he begins to lose the one thing he was always sure of, his ability to throw a football. While most kids probably won't see it this way, this is a very good time piece of what it was (and for some, still is) like to live through the worst economic times in a couple of generations. You really feel bad for Nate when his throws start getting so bad, the coach is forced to bench him. But we all need lessons in overcoming adversity - and that's what this book is all about. " Chris said.
"In The Millon Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica the main character named Nate Brodie is a 13 year old quarter back. Nate loves football and gets the chance to participate something very special to him. His favorite player in the NFL is Tom Brady, and has been saving up his money the buy the Brady Ball. The Brady Ball is a football signed by Tom Brady in a nearby mall. When he was buying the ball the clerk asked him if he wanted to sign up for The Million Dollar Throw. Whoever wins a drawing could have a chance to throw a ball from 30 yards and hit a target at halftime of the Patriots game. Once Nate found out he won, all of his stress dropped from it head to his feet. Nate’s family isn’t doing well and if he wins the million dollars it could help his family. Also the media is on him at practices and games. Plus he has more stress because when his best friend named Abby is becoming blind and moving away. Nate has been missing easy passes by thinking too much. On game day Nate was a little nervous. Then the announcers announced that it was time for the lucky contestant to try for the Million Dollar Throw. Nate thought about how many times he made the throw behind his house. He took one breath then released the ball. It went straight into the target! Nate was very happy about winning the million dollars and soon helped his parents in debt and didn’t have to sell there house. " Michael Rask said.
"The book Million Dollar Throw is about a boy named Nate and he is a huge football player. For his birthday he used his saved up money to buy a Tom Brady autographed football. At the store that he bought the football at he signed up for a contest that gives you the chance to throw a football thirty yards and try to make it through a hole. If you make the throw the winner gets a million dollars. Nate's name was drawn and on Thanksgiving night at the New England Patriots field he will get the chance to make the throw.
Nate is the starting quarterback for his 8th grade football team the Valley Patriots. After a really good game something happened to Nate that nobody knows what happened. The next few games he just couldn't make a pass. He would always throw the ball too high, too long and even right to the other teams players. After this had been going on for about three games his coach benched him. Nate started to play more of a wide receiver position. He was actually doing really good at that position. At the same time he was playing wide receiver he was practicing the throw for his challenge. One game though the kid who was the starting quarterback got hurt and Nate had to go back in. Starting at that point Nate didn't have trouble making a good pass.
The night of Thanksgiving and Nate's throw he even got to go on the field before the game and play catch the friend that he got to bring along. Nate's family and everyone else that came along to watch him got to sit in a luxery box around the 45 and 50 yard line. When it was almost half time Nate and everyone else that wanted to go onto the field headed down to the field. After the half was over Nate tried to find his favorite football player Tom Brady coming off of the field, but he didn't see him. After the anouncments the anouncer said that Nate would get to play a quit game of catch with Tom Brady. After he finished getting warmed up Nate got ready to throw the football. He throw the football and just like that he had a million dollars. He used most of the money to help his friend Abby so then she could get eye surgery so she could get he eye sight back." Tyler said.
" I really enjoyed this book a lot especially because it's about sports. I really like how the author put in detail in the little things to make the book good. I would recommend this book to people who likes sports " David said.
"Nate Brodie is probably the best thirteen year old quarterback in all of Boston, but he would need more than skill to make a throw like this. Nate has been given a chance to make a throw into a twenty inch target at Gillette stadium with thirty million people watching for one million dollars. Although this is more than just a normal million dollar throw. His dad lost his job and almost their house, and his best friend Abby is going blind. His whole life is leading up to this throw. Will he make it? I recommend this book to anyone that loves sports or young adult books. I was exilirated while reading this book and hope you are too." Augustus Hagan said.