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Mick Johnson is determined not to make the same mistakes his father, a failed football hero, made. But after being tackled just short of the end zone in a big game, Mick begins using “gym candy,” or steroids. His performances become record-breaking, but the side effects are terrible: Mick suffers roid rage, depression, and body acne. Gym Candys subject matter is just as hard-hitting as its football scenes. Youll find yourself unable to look away as Mick goes down a road that even he knows is the wrong one to travel.

Synopsis:

“Look, Mick,” he said, “youre going to find out from somebody in the gym, so you might as well find out from me. Those supplements youre taking? They might get you a little bigger, but just a little. If youre after serious results, theres other stuff that produces better results much faster, stuff that a lot of guys in the gym use.” “What other stuff?” “You know what Im talking about—gym candy.”

Runningback Mick Johnson has dreams: dreams of cutting back, finding the hole, breaking into the open, and running free with nothing but green grass ahead. He has dreams of winning and of being the best. But football is a cruel sport. It requires power, grace, speed, quickness, and knowledge of the game. It takes luck, too. One crazy bounce can turn a likely victory into sudden defeat. What elite athlete wouldnt look for an edge? A way to make him bigger, stronger, faster?

This novel explores the dark corners of the heart of a young football player as he struggles for success under the always glaring—and often unforgiving—stadium lights.

Synopsis:

An award-winning author explores the dark corners of the heart of a young football player as he struggles for success, in this novel that tackles the issues surrounding the players decision to cross the line.

About the Author

Carl Deuker is a full-time teacher and a part-time writer. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, daughter, and a bevy of rodent pets. Carl teaches sixth grade in the Northshore School District in Bothell, Washington. While growing up, Carl listened to the Beatles and Bob Dylan and, through their lyrics, learned to love words and decided he wanted to write. Carl also had a passion for sports. His writing career began as a film and book reviewer for the Seattle Sun, a small alternative newspaper. When the Sun went out of business, Carl decided to try his hand at writing a novel. Combining his enthusiasm for both writing and athletics, Carl Deuker has created many exciting novels for young readers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618777136
Author:
Deuker, Carl
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Football
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Football
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Situations / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Washington (state)
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Football
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by ,
“Look, Mick,” he said, “youre going to find out from somebody in the gym, so you might as well find out from me. Those supplements youre taking? They might get you a little bigger, but just a little. If youre after serious results, theres other stuff that produces better results much faster, stuff that a lot of guys in the gym use.” “What other stuff?” “You know what Im talking about—gym candy.”

Runningback Mick Johnson has dreams: dreams of cutting back, finding the hole, breaking into the open, and running free with nothing but green grass ahead. He has dreams of winning and of being the best. But football is a cruel sport. It requires power, grace, speed, quickness, and knowledge of the game. It takes luck, too. One crazy bounce can turn a likely victory into sudden defeat. What elite athlete wouldnt look for an edge? A way to make him bigger, stronger, faster?

This novel explores the dark corners of the heart of a young football player as he struggles for success under the always glaring—and often unforgiving—stadium lights.

"Synopsis" by , An award-winning author explores the dark corners of the heart of a young football player as he struggles for success, in this novel that tackles the issues surrounding the players decision to cross the line.
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