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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.

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While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends an anger management group at school which leads him to examine his relationship with his father.

Synopsis:

Bo has been at war with his father for as long as he can remember. The rage he feels gives him the energy as a triathlete to press his body to the limit, but it also translates into angry outbursts toward his teachers.

Now dangerously close to expulsion from school, Bo has been assigned to Anger Management sessions with the school "truants." With an eclectic mix of hard-edged students, Bo may finally have to deal with his long-brewing hatred for his father — before it eats away at him completely.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061968426
Publisher:
HarperTempest
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Adolescence
Author:
Crutcher, Chris
Author:
Chris Crutcher
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Social Issues - Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Triathlon
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Physical and Emotional Abu
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20041005
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Emotions and Feelings

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"Synopsis" by , While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends an anger management group at school which leads him to examine his relationship with his father.
"Synopsis" by , Bo has been at war with his father for as long as he can remember. The rage he feels gives him the energy as a triathlete to press his body to the limit, but it also translates into angry outbursts toward his teachers.

Now dangerously close to expulsion from school, Bo has been assigned to Anger Management sessions with the school "truants." With an eclectic mix of hard-edged students, Bo may finally have to deal with his long-brewing hatred for his father — before it eats away at him completely.

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