One good punch

by Wallace, Rich.

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Eigtheen-year-old Michael Kerrigan, writer of obituaries for the Scranton Observer and captain of the track team, is ready for the most important season of his life--until the police find four joints in his school locker, and he is faced with a choice that could change everything.
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Booklist Review: "Wallace's sobering novel is as quick and tight as a taut jab and packs about as much heft. Michael Kerrigan is about to begin his senior season on the track team, and he's never been in better shape. His unwavering dedication to writing (he types obits for the local newpaper, and hilarious reverse-obits of those living around him) and his athleticism keep him out of trouble, until a friend stashes four joints in his locker, which are promptly found during a random drug sweep. Facing expulsion, and hence no track season or college team after that, Michael confronts the common teen dilemna of  deciding whether to lie, tell the truth, or tell the other truth, the one with shades of gray, that no one wants to hear all with his future hanging in the balance. The choices he makes may seem questionable to some readers; but while Wallace refrains from overtly moralizing, he does illustrate the very serious repercussions that one major mistake can have on one's hopes, especially those with the drive to be the very best.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2007 Booklist"
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Subjects Conduct of life Juvenile fiction
Integrity Juvenile fiction
Track and field Juvenile fiction
Journalism Juvenile fiction
High schools Juvenile fiction
Schools Juvenile fiction
Conduct of life Fiction
Integrity Fiction
Track and field Fiction
Journalism Fiction
High Schools Fiction
Schools Fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Scranton (Pa.) Juvenile fiction.
Scranton (Pa.) Fiction.
Electronic books.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :Random House Children's Books2007
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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Awards A Junior Library Guild selection
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ISBN 9780375890734
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