Rave Reviews Log: Sports Stories

June 13, 2011

The Rivalry: Mystery at the Army-Navy Game

By John Feinstein
Sport: Football
Rating: 3 3/4 stars

Stevie and Susan Carol, our teen sportswriting duo, are back again.  This time they are researching the storied Army-Navy football match up.  But it wouldn't be a story if the pair didn't get into some kind of trouble.   The president of the United States is slated to attend the Army-Navy game, and Susan Carol and Stevie are assigned to check out how the Secret Service works around securing the president's safety.  Rumors abound about possible threats.  But when trouble actually comes, it arrives from a totally different source.  Sports fans will thoroughly enjoy the different football game scenes as well as the history about the Army-Navy rivalry, and the great characters will keep readers interested to see how everything ends up, although they might be a little disappointed at the very very end.  Let's hope Feinstein covers something like the Stanley Cup Finals next!