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Running With the Wind

by John Foley

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In this book Jacksons Guardian Mrs. Dwyer dies and he feels really sad in the begging but when Gerry Jackson's english teacher finds him a job at a Ship Yard Jackson is happy because he can get some money for college. In the summer he works at the ship yard and learns to sail, thinks about what he is joing to do and hangs out with his girlfreind.
This book is a good book for people who like Sailing. ( )
  JohnD4 | Jan 7, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0738710024, Paperback)

Graduating from high school is supposed to feel like the beginning of your real life. But for Jackson O'Connell, it's more like a slew of endings. In this sequel to Hoops of Steel, Jackson's dream of a basketball scholarship is gone. His surrogate parentGranny Dwyer has died and he has no place to really call home. His relationshipwith Kelly is in crisis--Kelly is Princeton bound, while Jackson doesn't have a plan beyond the next five minutes. Even Jackson's alcoholic father seems to be getting his life together.

Introduced to a gruff old sailor at Granny's funeral, Jackson reluctantly agrees to live at the marina and work at the boatyard. As Jackson experiences the rigors of working for a living and learning how to sail, he gains skills and self-knowledge. Is it enough to help him navigate the challengeshe faces and set his own course for the future?

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Struggling to find a direction for his life after his legal guardian dies and his girlfriend goes off to college, high school graduate Jackson O'Connell takes a job working in a boatyard and learns how to sail.

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