Published September 28th 2003 by Hyperion Books for Children
ISBN 078681957X (ISBN13: 9780786819577)
Jake, Reinvented is the 2nd Gordon Korman book that I have read, and I really enjoyed it. Jake is the new student and football player trying to fit in by throwing amazing parties. The narrator is Rick, another student and football player, who becomes Jake's friend.
The characters were well written, and the story fast paced. The story does involve sports, but it's not the main part of the story. It may be enough to get a middle grade kid who is interested in sports to read the book.