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Plan your Escape: Top 10 Best New Sports Books for Teens

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Study Hall, bus rides, waiting at the doctor’s office, waiting for a ride, road trips to showcases and combines – these can all mean one thing – boredom. Boredom-dot-com. Slash never ending. Dot-edu.

While schoolwork is naturally first and foremost, and obviously very demanding, where do you turn when you’re all caught up and have a little extra time on your hands? (Or maybe just need to escape for a little while…?)

In the age of iPads, iPhones, and laptops, a good book may not be your go-to when passing the time. But take a peek at any of these

Take a peek at this list of Top 10 sports books for teens and young adults from goodreads. They were all published within the past two years, so they’re new, relevant and captivating reads. Whether you’re a book or a nook or a kindler – a good read may be just what the doctor ordered.

** PS: Have a book report due? Are you a big brother or sister? A baby-sitter? A mentor? Don’t forget, a book makes a great, inexpensive gift – help someone else slow down and enjoy reading! **

10. TT: Full Throttle by Nicole Winters

9. SportsFan Chronicles by Kurt Weichert

8. Ball Don’t Lie by Matt de la Pena

7. Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

6. The Mentor by Ryan M. Shelton

5. Let Me Wear Your Coat by John Basil

4. Hard Wired: A Crash Course in Small College Football by Jebb A. Rebal

3. Dare to Kiss by S.B. Alexander

2. Gold Medal Threat by Michael Balkind

1. Tanker 10 by Jonathan Curelop

About the author
Laura Chmiel

Laura Chmiel is a marketing coordinator and a lead writer for NCSA Athletic Recruiting. As someone with a passion for athletics and education, she graduated from Indiana university with a B.S. in Elementary Education. After school, she gained first-hand experience helping student-athletes and their families get to college.