Synopses & Reviews
Renowned for being one of the few writers who can hit the mark with teenage boys, Rich Wallace takes the sports novel and pushes it into thought-provoking new territory.
Seventeen-year-old Herbie takes life as it comes-his small town in eastern Pennsylvania, his divorced parents, his football and cross-country coaches who can't quite understand why he would want to go out for both sports simultaneously. Not many people do understand the kid that's under the wisecracking, laid-back exterior. But his older brother does. The only thing is, his brother's dead.
Here's a ghost story as real and exhilarating as they come.
"Rich Wallace vaults into the first string with Bruce Brooks and Chris Crutcher."-Robert Lipsyte, author of The Contender
Wallace takes the sports novel and pushes it into thought-provoking new territory with this tale about a 17-year-old athlete and the only person who understands him--his older brother, who happens to be dead.
About the Author
Rich Wallace is the author of Wrestling Sturbridge, an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, Shots on Goal, and Playing Without the Ball.