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Bo Brewster has been at war with his father for as long as he can remember. Following angry outbursts at his football coach and English teacher that have cost him his spot on the football team and moved him dangerously close to expulsion from school, he turns to the only adult he believes will listen: Larry King.

In his letters to Larry, Bo describes his quest for excellence on his own terms. No more coaches for me, he tells the talk show icon, no more dads. I'm going to be a triathlete, an Ironman.

Relegated to Mr. Nak's before-school Anger Management group (which he initially believes to be populated with future serial killers and freeway snipers), Bo meets a hard-edged, down-on-their-luck pack of survivors with stainless steel shields against the world that Bo comes to see are not so different from his own. It is here he meets and falls in love with Shelly, a future American Gladiator, whose passion for physical challenge more than matches his.

Ironman is a funny, sometimes heartbreaking story about growing up in the heart of struggle. It is about standing up, getting knocked down, and standing up again. It is about being heard--and learning to listen.

About the Author

Chris Crutcher grew up in Cascade, Idaho, and now lives in Spokane, Washington. He is the critically acclaimed author of eight novels and a collection of short stories for teenagers, all chosen as ALA Best Books. In 2000, he was awarded the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring his lifetime contribution in writing for teens. Drawing on his experience as an athlete, teacher, family therapist, and child protection specialist, he unflinchingly writes about real and often-ignored issues that face teenagers today.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688135034
Author:
Crutcher, Chris
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Author:
McMullan, James
Author:
by Chris Crutcher
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Social Situations - Violence
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - General
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Human relations
Subject:
Triathlon
Subject:
Triathlon -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
v. 5-6
Publication Date:
19950414
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
5 x 7 in 10.58 oz
Age Level:
from 12

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