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Love, Football, and Other Contact Sports
     

Love, Football, and Other Contact Sports

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by Alden Carter
 

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Renowned YA author Alden R. Carter offers up this laugh-out-loud, slice-of-high-school-life short-story collection, a Booklist Top 10 Sports Book of the Year for Youth.

Love and football are just the tip of the iceberg in this poignant and raucously funny series of interconnected stories. On "Jersey Day" the artsy academic girl wonders suspiciously which

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Renowned YA author Alden R. Carter offers up this laugh-out-loud, slice-of-high-school-life short-story collection, a Booklist Top 10 Sports Book of the Year for Youth.

Love and football are just the tip of the iceberg in this poignant and raucously funny series of interconnected stories. On "Jersey Day" the artsy academic girl wonders suspiciously which football player could have possibly put his jersey on her desk in an old mating ritual. In "The Briefcase" the new kid reaps the consequences when his parents force him to carry an expensive briefcase with him to school. In "Elvis" a brainy girl with this unfortunate nickname receives social aid from an unlikely benefactor—the school's football star. In these hilarious pieces, Alden R. Carter tells the stories of students from one end of the social spectrum to the other, from jock to loner, academic snob to outcast.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823421657
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Alden R. Carter's fiction is praised for its realistic depiction of young adult life. A former teacher, Carter was named to the Wisconsin Library Association's Notable Wisconsin Authors list in 2002; and his novels have received several awards and honors, including the Arthur Tofte Juvenile Fiction Book Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, the Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, and an Outstanding Achievement in Children's Literature from the Wisconsin Library Association. They have also made several lists, including ALA Best Books for Young Adults, ALA Top 10 YA Fiction Books, ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, and American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. His previous Holiday House title, Crescent Moon, was named a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age.

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Love, Football, and Other Contact Sports 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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