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Crackback by John Coy


by John Coy

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RGG: A novel for boys into student athletics, esp. football.
  rgruberexcel | Aug 6, 2018 |
RGG: A novel for boys into student athletics, esp. football.
  rgruberexcel | Feb 19, 2014 |
Miles loves football and is good at it... and everyone tries to tell him to get bigger, get stronger, and play better but who does he listen to? His coach... his father ... or himself?

An interesting look at the conflicting loyalties within high school athletics. ( )
  mjspear | May 28, 2013 |
Some parts of this book you can relate to them with your own life. I read this book because it was about football.
  edspicer | Nov 15, 2012 |
RGG: A novel for boys into student athletics, esp. football.
  rgruberexcel | Sep 2, 2012 |
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"Thumbs in. Grab and go!" Coach Stahl hollers as we line up for pass patterns. Ninety-five and humid and we've been practicing for three hours. I'm shot, but Coach keeps saying hard work in summer makes champions in fall.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439697344, Paperback)

In his gripping debut novel, acclaimed picture book author John Coy presents the high stakes world of high school football, where doing what it takes to win doesn't always mean doing the right thing.

When Miles Manning, a successful high school football player, discovers his teammates are using steroids--and one of them is his best friend--he's faced with a tough decision: Is he willing to do what it takes to win? Football is his life, and his family, especially his dad, is pinning its hopes on him. It's a lot of pressure for a high school junior to bear. This gripping look into the world of high school boys and athletes--and their struggle to be the best--is provocative and searingly honest.

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Miles Manning isn't the most handsome kid in class, and he's not the smartest either. But he's really good at one thing--football. This year, his team is favored to win the conference and go to State. Everyone's pushing him to be bigger, stronger, and faster--from his coaches to his dad to his best friend. Now Miles faces a tough decision: Is he willing to do what it takes to be the best?… (more)

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