Saturday, October 20, 2007

This Gym Candy is dandy

Deuker, Carl Gym Candy, 313 p. Houghton, 2007. Mick Johnson - 9th grader and destined to be a starting running back on the varsity team. His initial dedication , speed and skills convince the coach and his father. But then Mick doesn't feel big enough or strong enough, and turns to artificial means to enhance his performance. I love the fact that Mr. Deuker can write such an honest book about such a difficult subject without resorting to swearing. The material and writing are enough to hold your attention - no titillation needed. Thank you Mr. Deuker for your fine writing! MS, HS - ESSENTIAL

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This looks excellent! My boys can't get enough of football books, so this looks like a great addition.