Gym Candy by Carl Deuker audiobook

Gym Candy

By Carl Deuker
Read by Kyle McCarley

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
7.43 Hours Unabridged
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Running back Mick Johnson has dreams: dreams of cutting back, finding the hole, breaking into the open, and running free with nothing but green grass ahead. He has dreams of winning and of being the best. But football is a cruel sport. It requires power, grace, speed, quickness, and knowledge of the game. It takes luck, too. One crazy bounce can turn a likely victory into sudden defeat. What elite athlete wouldn’t look for an edge? A way to make him bigger, stronger, faster?  This novel explores the dark corners of the heart of a young football player as he struggles for success under the always glaring—and often unforgiving—stadium lights.

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Summary

Summary

Running back Mick Johnson has dreams: dreams of cutting back, finding the hole, breaking into the open, and running free with nothing but green grass ahead. He has dreams of winning and of being the best. But football is a cruel sport. It requires power, grace, speed, quickness, and knowledge of the game. It takes luck, too. One crazy bounce can turn a likely victory into sudden defeat. What elite athlete wouldn’t look for an edge? A way to make him bigger, stronger, faster? 

This novel explores the dark corners of the heart of a young football player as he struggles for success under the always glaring—and often unforgiving—stadium lights.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Deuker skillfully complements a sobering message with plenty of exciting on-field action…[A] solid addition to the sports fiction shelf.” Booklist
“Deuker realistically portrays the paranoia, acne, and emotional roller-coaster…of steroid use.” School Library Journal
“[A] great addition to both school and public libraries and an eye-opening recommendation to all budding athletes.” VOYA
“A solid sports tale with a valuable message.” Kliatt

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Author

Author Bio: Carl Deuker

Author Bio: Carl Deuker

Carl Deuker is the critically acclaimed author of Payback TimeGym Candy, and Runner, which was a Booklist Top 10 Sports Book. He lives with his wife and daughter in Seattle.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.43
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English