Fantasy League by Mike Lupica is a story about a boy named Charlie who loves football more than anything. His best friend Anna happens to have a grandfather who is the owner of the new Pro Football team, the Los Angeles Bulldogs. Anna introduces Charlie to her grandfather, Joe Warren, and they start to become friends. Charlie is a die hard Bulldog fan. Once Charlie and Mr. Warren became great friends, Charlie gave him some advice about a quarterback named Tom Pinkett, who he thought could really help the team. After thinking a lot about it, Mr. Warren proposed a trade to try and get the old QB, and they got him.
Tom Pinkett started off outstanding, and Joe Warren gave much of the credit to Charlie. Later on, Charlie requests for them to get a linebacker named Jack Sutton. With these changes, everybody's counting on Charlie and Mr. Warren to help the Bulldogs make the playoffs for the first time.
The further into the story you go, the closer Charlie and Mr. Warren become. When Mr. Warren gets diagnosed with cancer, and he's on the verge of dying, everyone was devastated. Charlie's new best friend's life was at risk, and so was the Bulldogs' season.
I really enjoyed reading this book, mainly because it was about football. I also liked reading about the father-son type relationship between a boy and the owner of a Pro Football team. Once I picked up the book, I couldn't put it down. The author, Mike Lupica, did an excellent job keeping the reader wanting to read. He makes you feel like you're in Charlie's situations when he goes through nerve racking moments. I would recommend this book to someone who loves football, or anyone who wants to read a good story about friendship and hope.