Josh Baxter is sick and tired of hitting the reset button. It's not easy being the new kid for the third time in two years. One mistake and now the middle school football star is out to get him. And Josh's sister keeps offering him lame advice about how to make friends, as if he needs her help finding allies! Josh knows that his best bet is to keep his head down and stay under the radar. If no one notices him, nothing can touch him, right? But when Josh's mom sees his terrible grades and takes away his video games, it's clear his strategy has failed. Josh needs a new plan, or he'll never make it to the next level, let alone the next grade. He's been playing not to lose. It's time to play to win. ' LEVEL UP AND WIN Player 1: Josh Baxter Backstory: Gamer. New kid at third new school in two years. Lives with mom and sister, Lindsay (aka Princess Perfect). Enemies: Henry Schmittendorf, middle-school football star (aka the Mitten Monster). Allies: None. LEVEL 1: NEW SCHOOL, NEW RULES Strategy: Make it out alive, at any cost. Outcome: Enemy unlocked. Potential allies alienated. One life lost. Strategic Assessment: This isn't working. My grades are terrible, I have no friends, Mom is taking away my video games, and Mittens is out to get me. I need a new strategy! I've been playing not to lose. It's time to play to win.