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Riassunto: Champion high school wrestler Ron Woods faces a soul-searching season when he refuses to retake a mandatory drug test he has failed. This decision affects every area of his life, including his feelings about his father, who died in Vietnam, and his first tentative romance.
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Grade 7-12 Ron Woods, captain of and driving force behind his high-school wrestling team, is the straightest kid in school. That's why everyone is surprised when Ron unwillingly submits to a mandatory drug test and tests positively for marijuana use. When barred from the wrestling team, most of his friends and teammates resent him for ruining their chances at the county tournament, and an athletic scholarship is on the line. While despondent over the whole mess yet still standing his ground, Ron lets the anger toward his father, killed in Vietnam when Ron was a baby, come into sharp focus. Eventually, he comes to terms with his father's death. It doesn't take an expert to figure out early on the clincher revealed at the end of the book: someone had switched vial samples for the drug test. The possibility of this happening is never considered. When Ron is cleared, he is still barred from the tournament, yet he beats his rival in a post-tournament bout. This is entertaining and thought-provoking despite its flaws. Most of the novel is effective and believable. Except for Ron's rival, who is over-exaggerated, character are clearly drawn. Ron is especially notable, as he dashes from a sexual encounter when he realizes that he is not ready and learns how to solve tough problems in his own way rather than giving up. The wrestling scenes are detailed and realistic. This book is good, but a more powerful story about a teenage boy taking a stand, also involving sports and learning to accept an untimely death, is Chris Crutcher's Running Loose (Greenwillow, 1983). Diane P. Tuccillo, Mesa Public Library, Ariz.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Titolo: Wrestling With Honor
Casa editrice: Point
Data di pubblicazione: 1990
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Point, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0590431870
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Descrizione libro Point, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020590431870
Descrizione libro Point. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2665527086
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Descrizione libro Point, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0590431870