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Love, Football, and Other Contact Sports

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Publisher Comments:

Here are stories of students from one end of the social spectrum to the other. Jock to loner, academic snob to outcast, Carter explores and shatters the stereotypes behind the relationships, friends, rumors, peer pressure, sports, bullies, and other assorted forms of mental anguish that come with high school.

Review:

"Carter's (Crescent Moon) loosely connected short stories follow the on- and off-the-field travails of some members of the Argyle West high school football team (in Wisconsin), and the girls who love them. Tight end Kenneth Bauer and his girlfriend, Sarah, who edits the Purple Cow Literary Magazine, appear in several stories and are upstanding students, but even those less likely to succeed get their day in the sun here: 'Big Chicago,' a tough-looking transfer student stands up to bullies picking on an autistic teen and, as a result, finds he's valued for more than just his blocking abilities. Mouthy feminist Shauna, who loudly decries the sexist tradition of players signalling their 'chosen female' by leaving their practice jersey on the girl's desk on game day, comes around when good guy Lenny leaves his jersey on her desk. Even the teachers come off as caring and conscientious. (The only irredeemable character, in fact, is the quarterback, whose fatal flaw is egocentrism.) There are no drugs in this school, the violence is restricted to knocking heads together on the field, and the sex limited to necking. The quaint and gently humorous goings-on makes these stories appropriate for even young middle schoolers as, despite the title, the thread that ties these stories together is neither love nor football but doing the right thing. Argyle High emerges as a safe, friendly and mostly fun place to go to school. Ages 12-up. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823419753
Publisher:
Holiday House
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Author:
Carter, Alden R.
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Sociology
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Teen Issues
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Pages:
261
Dimensions:
8.48x6.04x1.00 in. .98 lbs.
Age Level:
17-UP

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Young Adult » Nonfiction » Teen Issues

Love, Football, and Other Contact Sports
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Product details 261 pages Holiday House - English 9780823419753 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Carter's (Crescent Moon) loosely connected short stories follow the on- and off-the-field travails of some members of the Argyle West high school football team (in Wisconsin), and the girls who love them. Tight end Kenneth Bauer and his girlfriend, Sarah, who edits the Purple Cow Literary Magazine, appear in several stories and are upstanding students, but even those less likely to succeed get their day in the sun here: 'Big Chicago,' a tough-looking transfer student stands up to bullies picking on an autistic teen and, as a result, finds he's valued for more than just his blocking abilities. Mouthy feminist Shauna, who loudly decries the sexist tradition of players signalling their 'chosen female' by leaving their practice jersey on the girl's desk on game day, comes around when good guy Lenny leaves his jersey on her desk. Even the teachers come off as caring and conscientious. (The only irredeemable character, in fact, is the quarterback, whose fatal flaw is egocentrism.) There are no drugs in this school, the violence is restricted to knocking heads together on the field, and the sex limited to necking. The quaint and gently humorous goings-on makes these stories appropriate for even young middle schoolers as, despite the title, the thread that ties these stories together is neither love nor football but doing the right thing. Argyle High emerges as a safe, friendly and mostly fun place to go to school. Ages 12-up. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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