Book: The Rookie Bookie
Author: L. Jon Wertheim, Tobias Moskowitz
New kid Mitch Sloan wants to fit in, but his nerdy love of statistics and making money isn't winning him any friends in his sports-loving town--until he finds the perfect way to attain instant popularity. But running a football betting ring at school eventually turns sour, and Mitch loses the only real friend he's made. He'll have to win her back by using his brainpower for good and helping the school football team achieve victory--if they'll listen to the advice of a former bookie!-Goodreads
Review: This was another selection for our 5th grade book club and I absolutely loved everything about this book. Mitch and his family recently moved from California to Illinois. Mitch isn't an athlete like his older brother but he does have a mind for math. Can he find a way to leverage his skill set to make friends at school?
This was well written, engaging and sharp. I loved Mitch!