Chris Serbo loves to play football. "I've played football so many years, it's instinct to me. . . . I know the rules and I know the chaos. . . . There is nothing more satisfying than hitting someone with all your force. . . . When all else fails, I know how to play football." But Chris Serbo has some problemsand one of them is that he drinks to hide from the other problems. In this powerful story of a high school senior trying to find some hope and meaning in his life, author Jan Cheripko gives us a look at the personal struggles of Chris Serbo as he battles against those trying most to help him: his aunt, his coach, his history teacher, his friends, and even a few enemies.
|Publisher:||Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval|
|Product dimensions:||4.40(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.89(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Jan Cheripko is the author of Voices of the River: Adventures on the Delaware. He also teaches English at The Family School, a private school for at-risk teenagers in upstate New York. Jan lives in Bethany, Pennsylvania.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It focus' on the life of a young teenager who struggles to keep his grades and dealing with the pressures of Alcohol while playing football for his high school.It deals with many real issues that young readers can realate to as those who play high school sports.Jan uses analogy and diction to set the motif of the essay and embeds realistic images of football status as well as dealing with problems with friends and alcohol.
I loved this book, I can read it over and over and never get tired. It was very well written.
It focus' on the ife of a young an who struggles to keep his grades up and playing football for his school.It deals with many real issues that young readers can realate to as those who play high school sports.Jan uses analgy and diction to set the mtif of th essay and embed realistic images of football status as well as dealin with pressures of alcohol.