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When a Division One coach comes to their smaller school to bring the football program up to contender status, Moose and the rest of the players on the team are pumped. Coach Barnes has new ideas and a vision for the future—nothing is too good for his players. With a new training regimen, everything seems to be on a winning track. But when Moose and others are offered steroids, tempers start to fray and the teammates have to decide whose side they are on. Juice is a compelling story about the pressures and ...
When a Division One coach comes to their smaller school to bring the football program up to contender status, Moose and the rest of the players on the team are pumped. Coach Barnes has new ideas and a vision for the future—nothing is too good for his players. With a new training regimen, everything seems to be on a winning track. But when Moose and others are offered steroids, tempers start to fray and the teammates have to decide whose side they are on. Juice is a compelling story about the pressures and temptations that are faced by many in the competitive world of high-school athletics.
“What happens between you and me stays here. It’s nobody’s business but ours.”
“But isn’t using steroids sort of like cheating?” I asked.
“It would be if you were the only one doing it. Half the kids on the line who are standing across from you, trying to block you, are on the juice. We’re just trying to give you what you need to even up the score.”
Posted September 14, 2011
Juice is about a small high school football program that hires a former college strength and conditioning coach to help their struggling program. The coach builds relationships with the players and convinces the leaders to take steroids in the off-season weight training training program. Most of the players decide to take the illegal drugs after seeing the results of their teammates; most are getting bigger, stronger and faster. The coach wants to win at all costs - some players are caught in the middle. Is winning worth it if we are cheating? Moose, the team captain sees himself change not only getting stronger and bigger but also his personality. He knows he is becoming a better football player but at what cost? Moose becomes moody and short tempered - he does not like the person he is turning into. Read Juice and find out how teenage athletes handle the pressure to win and perform from their coaches, peer pressure and the internal struggle...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 20, 2010
Juice By Eric Walters is an interesting story about a high school football Team that want to go all the way to make it to the championship. The Captain of their team is Michael whose nick name is moose because he is So large. During Michael junior year he is coached by coach reeves which Is like a father to him since Michael father had left him and his Mother. After a great season of football Michael and his team is are told By their coach that he is leaving for retirement but has set up a new Coach for them which he thought will teach them well. When the team is Introduced to this coach they immediately fall in love with him because He offers the football team everything he can do he updates the gym and Gives them a clothing line also provides them with free vitamins. Also The new coach introduces them to a new trainer who has coached pros and Also looks absolutely huge with giant veins that make the team wonder What he is on, and i believe this shows foreshadowing through the rest Of the novel. Everyone on the team was very excited about the new Year. After weeks of training there trainer decides to open up to Michael The team captain and tell him what he needs to do so maybe he can go All the way and get a full ride to college the trainer wants him to Start using the special juice which is steroids. Michael does not want To let anyone down even though he knows the bad effects of using Steroids. After a few days of using the special juice Michael notices Huge improvements. But the next day after waking up the Secretary wants The team to come in for a meeting when the team gets to the weight room Coach reeves shows up he tells the team that there trainer has been Caught dealing with steroids he says the police will interview all the Members of the team but no one will be in trouble because the know the Team was pressured into it. And there coach was also involved in this. Now coach reeves feels terrible setting the team up with theses coaches And now decides to coach the team this one last year and try to lead Them to victory the right way.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 25, 2010
I thought this book was great for kids in their teens. This book tells you that cheating may be tempting, but if you cheat and win, you don't get the full satisfaction of winning without cheating. Juice made me want to keep on turning the page and reading more. I had a great time reading this book and so will you!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 27, 2009
Juice, the author is by Eric Walters, the genre of is a book of non-fiction, but it could definitely be fiction.
The main character of this book is Danny, and he plays high school football. He is tall with brown hair and brown eyes. Also he is built, and his favorite place is at the gym. He is the main star of the team. His fans and other players call him Moose because he is big like a moose. I can identify with this character, because when I race go-carts, without my dad cheering me on with my fans, I wouldn't be as interested. So when you have someone that will practice with you it makes a big difference with what you are doing. So it's important to have a good coach like coach Reeves. Also Danny has a best friend named Caleb. He is moose's friend on the field, and off the field. Caleb also loves to play football that is how him and Danny became such good friends. He is one of the four receivers. They are both built, and workout at the gym all the time together.
It was during the fall when football season is in. The new coaches are trying to get young kids to take illegal steroids. Then the coaches got busted and were fired. So then the champions were without a coach.
The author in this story is trying to inspire young kids to put their minds to it and do what they want. Also they can get things done when they work as a team. Coach Reeves to me is an excellent coach. There is allot of courage and importance because they had hope and they worked together. This book has showed me that if everybody works together as a team good things can happen for the outcome. The coaches that were distributing drugs to minors were busted. Then the board of education hired a really good coach back which was coach Reeves and they had another good season.
It was during football season. Then coach Reeves lead his team to the championship. The last play the great Moose was on the loose. He tackled a boy and got the recovered fumble. The boys had great success. Coach Reeves retired, and they got a new coach named Coach Barnes. He was a good coach he had the weight room completely redone also. He had televisions installed also refrigerator put in with power drinks, fruit drinks, and protein drinks, but coach Barnes, and his assistant was busted giving steroids to the players and got caught. So they were fired, and got a couple of years in jail.
It was interesting and good. I thought it was a very good book, and if there was a series of these books I would read them. It had mysteries, and crimes that I thought was good.
Posted May 13, 2008
This one of the best books I have ever read. It talks about how this football players won the championship for their school. Then there coach retired from the team. Then a new coach comea along and gives Micheal steriods. Micheal is the person in this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 5, 2008
Posted June 22, 2005
This enchanting short novel brought back many warm memories of my own high school days on the football field. Like the main character, young Michael, I had a wise coach/grandfather figure who taught me special and important lessons that I put to use both on and off the playing field. Granted, unlike Michael, I did not consume vast quantities of steroids and frequently fly into fits of 'roid rage', but I nevertheless shared his tremendous love of sport and his life-changing relationship with a much older role model.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 23, 2011
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Posted September 29, 2009
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