Imitate the Tiger

Imitate the Tiger

by Jan Cheripko

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Overview

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 problems—and 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780613101486
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Pages: 224
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.

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Imitate the Tiger 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Ashlem on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, I can read it over and over and never get tired. It was very well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.