Come on Jock! You can beat him!
The Big Game of Everything by Chris Lynch*
3 out of 5 stars
Release Date September 2nd, 2008
The Big Game of Everything by Chris Lynch was an interesting, confusing book.
Jock is having the perfect summer. He and his younger but bigger brother, Egon, are practucally running their grandfather's golf club. His sister is never around because she is off somewhere with her boyfriend. His freak parents are as happy and joyful as ever. Grampus is finishing up the fourteenth hole. And then... his divorced grandmother comes to town. The heat and stress levels build to breaking point. Old emotions burn and new emotions spark. Jock begins to understand that the loser in the big game of everything gets walked on, and to be a winner you have to stand up for want you believe.
The layout of the book was a little confusing. The first few pages were very confusing. I could not figure out who was saying what.
I believe the main character Union Jack aka Onion Jock was a very realistic and smart person. Jock was smart, sarcastic, knew right from wrong, witty, caring, and everything else you would want in a good person. The main reason for why I kept reading the book and to finish it was, just because I wanted to know what Jock would do and what would happen to him.
The Big Game of Everything was a little confusing but good because of its characters.
* ARC from HarperCollins Teen First Look Program