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Greene, Shep

New York : Dell, 1980.
IL YA RL 4.9 .
ISBN 0440904935

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

One boy loves hockey and has a struggle not only with the game, but with his parents allowing him to play it. Another boy hates the game, has a natural talent for it and has a father pushing him to be great. This story is about how they meet, become friends and how one helps out the other admit that he has a drinking problem. If you like hockey, and know how it feels to have to pick between something you want to do and something you know you ought to do, you'll probably enjoy this book.

Booktalk #2

In the book "The Boy Who Drank Too Much" the main character's name is Buff. Buff is a teen who has a dad who is always pressuring him to be the star in the sport of hockey. When Buff plays hockey he drinks alcohol to calm down his nerves in the games, but some time he drinks too much.  In this book the lesson learned is that drinking doesn't calm thing or solves things. Instead it makes things worse and even more violent. You will never forget how real friends can really have your back and protect you ,even in the hardest times.   I enjoyed the novel because it tells you about a real story of two real teenagers and drinking problems. It also shows you how important friendship is.  (Carlos D., student)

SUBJECTS:     Alcoholism -- Fiction
                        Alcoholics -- Fiction


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