Cohen, Joshua C.
Kurt is the new football
star, while Danny is on the gymnastics team. Both boys
have a past, full of sorrow and pain. The steroid
using football players bully everyone, including the
players in other sports. Danny does his best to
stay out of their way, but an ever-increasing prank war
between the gymnastic squad and the football team pulls
him and his teammates in. When a tragedy occurs,
Danny is one of the few who know who is
responsible. Kurt, the stuttering abuse survivor
and fullback is also a witness. As the two teens deal
with their guilt over their failure to act during and
after the events, they are forced to confront the
bullies and their own self-doubts. The scenes containing
sexual violence may bother some, but are appropriate to
the plot and handled well.
|SUBJECTS: Violence -- Fiction.
Football -- Fiction.
Gymnasts -- Fiction.
Bullies -- Fiction.
Revenge -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Sports -- Fiction.