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by Fredrick L. McKissack Jr.

eBook Shooting Star epub
  • ISBN: 1416997741
  • Author: Fredrick L. McKissack Jr.
  • Genre: Children
  • Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 7, 2010)
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • ePUB size: 1778 kb
  • FB2 size 1738 kb
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by. Football, Steroids, High schools, Schools, African Americans, Football stories, Steroids, High schools, Schools, African Americans. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by loader-DanaB on August 17, 2010.

SHOOTING STAR by Fredrick McKissack, Jr. focuses on the player side of steroid use. What pushes a player to use the illegal substance knowing that discovery will end a career? Why does a player continue using when things obviously get out of hand? SHOOTING STAR is an attention. What pushes a player to use the illegal substance knowing that discovery will end a career? Why does a player continue using when things obviously get out of hand? SHOOTING STAR is an attention grabber. It will interest not only sports fans, but anyone looking for a story about the drive to succeed against personal odds. It is a real page-turner that I couldn't put down.

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Shooting Star by Fredrick L. McKissack Jr. - A natural-born athlete, Jomo Rogers has talent . - A natural-born athlete, Jomo Rogers has talent that is easy to spot on the football field, and local reporters ar. .He lives in Ft. Wayne, Ind. with his wife, Lisa and their son, Mark. Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 25, 2009). ISBN13: 9781416996408.

A natural-born athlete, Jomo Rogers has talent that is easy to spot on the football field, and reporters and college recruiters are taking notice. But the buzz is focused on his potential, on his promise, while Jomo is ready to become the "next big thing" now.

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He wants to be the real deal. in as little time as possible. He adopts a new workout regimen, complete with more weights, longer runs-and steroids. A gritty, witty, and eloquent youngadult debut, Shooting Star takes on the sports headlines and brings to the page a young man whose drive is about to make his life spiral out of control.

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A natural-born athlete, Jomo Rogers has talent that is easy to spot on the football field, and reporters and college recruiters are taking notice. But the buzz is focused on his potential, on his promise, while Jomo is ready to become the “next big thing” now. And since natural talent can only take a player so far, Jomo supplements his abilities with tougher workouts, more weights, longer runs…and steroids. An edgy and eloquent debut novel, Shooting Star brings sports headlines to life and shows how a young man’s drive can result in his downfall.
Comments: (4)
Bukus
good
Whitesmasher
This book started promisingly, but only for the first 30 pages. Then it quickly turned into a convoluted mess of words; jock slang, street talk, shortened terms like the whole thing is a text message. I understand the author wanted to create a sense of realism. A good, hard-core football team full of youth, energy, and enthusiasm. It was way over the top though, and even though I have experience being a part of some good high-school sport teams, none of them were football.

That makes me wonder if only pigskin players understand the style of writing, or what? If thats the case, this book is for a limited audience. If not, its just pretty rough on me. It also didn't help that Jomo, the protagonist was an idiot and an unlikeable guy. He seemed unrealistically emotional and crazy, like a diva-psychotic-jock combo.

I honestly couldn't read past page 38, I was so confused and my eyes kept skipping forward. I would pass on this one. Incomplete.
Zeli
Gold Star Award Winner!

Jomo Rodgers has big football dreams; unfortunately, he's not big. His coach praises his competitive attitude and his hustle, but he always ends his comments with, "If only ...." Jomo knows he means, if only he was bigger.

At the coach's suggestion, Jomo begins an aggressive training program between his sophomore and junior year. With the help of Jeri, the team's strength training coach, he is able to start building some muscle and increasing his weight. Just like most young athletes, Jomo doesn't think it is happening fast enough, so he looks to another source. He hooks up with Ganz, a college chemistry major who is selling a product he says will make Jomo a star.

Just two weeks after beginning the steroid injections, Jomo notices a difference - and so do his coaches and teammates. Getting the money to continue using is not a problem, but keeping it a secret might prove to be.

His football situation is improving, but things at home are not. His father, a college professor, has started ending each evening drunk, and Jomo's mother recently moved to Seattle to advance her art career, so she is not around to keep things running smoothly. Even with his success on the football field and admiring calls from college recruiters, side-effects from the steroids have Jomo's life spiraling out of control.

SHOOTING STAR by Fredrick McKissack, Jr. focuses on the player side of steroid use. What pushes a player to use the illegal substance knowing that discovery will end a career? Why does a player continue using when things obviously get out of hand? SHOOTING STAR is an attention grabber. It will interest not only sports fans, but anyone looking for a story about the drive to succeed against personal odds. It is a real page-turner that I couldn't put down.

Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"
Gaeuney
I thought the book was a good reading book for someone who is interested in the football life, and with the use of steroids on how it can show how it ruins your life. At the start of the book I thought it was kind of slow, but then it started speeding up, and got more interesting. I believe there could have been a more set story behind his use of steroids but I thought it was a pretty decent book.
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