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He wants to be the real deal...now.

Jomo Rodgers finished his first year on varsity hearing if onlys, as in, if only he were bigger.

His talent on the field is easy to spot, and local papers and college recruiters are taking notice. But with his best friend on speed dial for recruiters at big-time college programs, and treated like a king at football-crazy Cranmer Academy, Jomo decides he wants to be more than merely good, he wants to be the real deal...now.

Taking his coach's lecture about commitment to heart, Jomo plunges into a new workout regimen that will make him stronger and faster. But is that enough? A little juice — as in steroids — might be the difference between being good and being great. It's an easy choice...that is about to make his life a whole lot harder.

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A gritty, witty, and eloquent young adult debut, "Shooting Star" takes on the sports headlines and brings to the page a young man whose drive is about to make his life spiral out of control.

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A natural-born athlete, Jomo Rogers has talent that is easy to spot on the football field, and local reporters are taking notice. But the buzz keeps focusing on his potential, on his promise. Jomo doesnand#8217;t want to be the and#8220;next big thing.and#8221; He wants to be the real deal . . . in as little time as possible. He adopts a new workout regimen, complete with more weights, longer runsand#8212;and steroids. A gritty, witty, and eloquent youngadult debut, Shooting Star takes on the sports headlines and brings to the page a young man whose drive is about to make his life spiral out of control.

About the Author

Fredrick McKissack Jr. has nearly twenty years experience as a writer and an editor. His articles, op-eds, and reviews have been published in the Washington Post, Vibe magazine, and others. He lives in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416947455
Author:
Mckissack, Fredrick
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Author:
McKissack Jr, Fredrick L.
Author:
McKissack, Fredrick, Jr.
Author:
McKissack, Fredrick L.
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Football
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Law & Crime
Subject:
Football
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Football
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt (digital) w-metallic stock
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , A gritty, witty, and eloquent young adult debut, "Shooting Star" takes on the sports headlines and brings to the page a young man whose drive is about to make his life spiral out of control.
"Synopsis" by , A natural-born athlete, Jomo Rogers has talent that is easy to spot on the football field, and local reporters are taking notice. But the buzz keeps focusing on his potential, on his promise. Jomo doesnand#8217;t want to be the and#8220;next big thing.and#8221; He wants to be the real deal . . . in as little time as possible. He adopts a new workout regimen, complete with more weights, longer runsand#8212;and steroids. A gritty, witty, and eloquent youngadult debut, Shooting Star takes on the sports headlines and brings to the page a young man whose drive is about to make his life spiral out of control.
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