The Hardy Boys #170: Kickoff to Danger
The Hardy Boys Series Book #170 of 190 in publication order (switch to alphabetical order)
Author: Franklin W. Dixon
|Published on October 30, 2001|
|Age Group: 8 - 12 years|
|Reading Level: ||AR: 4.7 (4.0 Points, Quiz #55201)|
Football is rough, but hazing can be deadly!
Frank Hardy looked up in surprise when the end-of-class buzzer went off. He hadn't been watching the clock. All his attention had been focused on the math problem covering most of the chalkboard.
Others in the class felt saved by the bell. Relieved sighs filled the air as kids began pulling their books together.
"We'll come back to this problem tomorrow," Mr. Patel, the math instructor, said. "For tonight, review chapter five. The secret to cracking this problem is in there." He turned to write on the board. "Also, work on problems three, seven, eleven, twelve, fifteen, and nineteen. If you can't do those tomorrow, I'll know you haven't read the chapter."
Frank scribbled down the assignment and got his books. As he headed for the door, Callie Shaw joined him.
"I almost thought we'd escape without homework," she said.
The jocks are bruising the Hardys - but a detective end run is about to start!
At Bayport High, Frank has left the football team to focus on a computer course, and Joe is trailing behind the team's newest star, Terry Golden. College recruiters are after Terry, and all the jocks are eager to join his clique, called the Golden Boys.
But getting in means hazing, and soon the pranks are spinning into the danger zone. When the Hardys' friend Biff is seriously injured, the brothers start investigating. But Terry's future is at stake, and a surprise suspect is out to clip the boys - at any cost!
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