Synopses & Reviews
In this gripping story, wrestling dominates the lives of two young men. Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane come from very different backgrounds--yet they both have the drive, determination, and commitment of a champion. And both are determined to have successful wrestling seasons despiteand#160;having to grapple with their own demons.and#160;and#160;
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;But their personal problemsand#160;won't matter when these two teens meet on the mat to compete for the title of New Jersey State Wrestling Champion. Both Ivan and Bobby have put in grueling hours of practice, endured intense hunger to cut weight, and sacrificed themselves for the sport they love--but only one of them is destined to win.
"Unsparing and told with such visceral acuity that the reader can almost feel the burn of the mat, author Martino meticulously details the kind of guts it takes to get the glory."--Kirkus Reviews
and#160;"Many teens will identify with the boys' struggles both on and off the mat."--School Library Journal
Martino pens a story, set in the world of high school wresting, of two very different young men who both have the drive, the determination, and the commitment to self-sacrifice necessary to become champions.
Two high school seniors, each with his own approach and accompanying demons, battle to reach their dreams of becoming New Jersey State Wrestling Champion--but only one can win.
About the Author
ALFRED C. MARTINO
is founder and president of Listen & Live Audio. Pinned
is his first novel. He lives in New Jersey.