The Extraordinary Life of a Mediocre Jock

The Extraordinary Life of a Mediocre Jock
By Ted Kluck
Publisher: Harvest Kids
Genre: Children’s Fiction/Comics & Novels
Release Date: 05/2018

Flex is dealing with the pressures of middle school. He hopes to make his way up on the football team, be liked by all the cool kids, and win a date with the girl he likes—all while contemplating his faith and relationship with God. He seeks the guidance of friends and family, and learns what it takes to succeed along the way.

This witty coming-of-age tale will grasp the attention of its target audience, especially those familiar with Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Kluck delivers a concise story that blends an honest portrayal of middle school with strong biblical values. Funny, relatable, and brought to life by amusing illustrations, this one should provide tween readers with the entertainment they seek, perhaps even a little more.

—Z.D. Wisz