Book Review: A Game Worth Watching by Samantha Gudger

Title: A Game Worth Watching

Author: Samantha Gudger

Series: Worth Series #1

Page Length: 288 Pages

Published: January 15, 2013

Book Summary:

All her life, people have told 17-year-old tomboy Emma Wrangton that she’s not good enough, smart enough, or strong enough to succeed in life. Somewhere along the way, she started to believe them.

Without the promise of a respectable future after graduation, all Emma wants is to cherish her senior year by playing basketball with the guys and spending as much time as possible with her best friend before he heads off to some fancy university, leaving her behind. But when the high school basketball coach recruits her to join the team—the girls’ team—Emma discovers life is anything but a slam dunk. How is she supposed to know how to be one of the girls when all she’s ever been is one of the guys?

I was thinking this book was a stand-alone, and it actually kind of is because it wraps up without a real cliffhanger and one wouldn’t have to keep reading except for wondering what happens next. And had it just ended I would have been ok moving on but it has a preview of the first chapter in the next book A Shot Worth Taking… so now I have another book to add to my never ending and ever growing to-read list. (Did that rambling run-on sentence make any sense? – I am after all a reader, not a writer!)

This is a good book. Great for middle and high school aged. It has an uplifting message and is clean so no worries about content because there is nothing objectionable. It has some mean girls elements and family abandonment issues and while there is a little romance in it I wouldn’t label this as young adult romance because it isn’t at all the main focus.

The first half dragged just a little for me but I was hooked by mid-book and really enjoyed the second half & ending. A feel-good story!


Rating: 4 Stars – Great book

Content: Squeaky clean (nothing but a couple chaste kisses)

Source: Kindle Unlimited

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