Takedownby E.M.J M. Benjamin
Jake thinks the great challenge of his senior year will be for the wrestling championship. Then he begins having seizures that threaten everything he values. His wrestling career...his driving privileges...his relationship with his girlfriend...even his college scholarship. During one harrowing wrestling season, he has to re-invent his whole life.
A powerful story with rare praise from the world's most successful international wrestler and the country's top epilepsy experts.
- Banks Channel Books
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- 1 ED
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)
- Age Range:
- 12 - 17 Years
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[This] engaging portrait of a young athlete's quest to win the high school state wrestling title shows that with the right focus and hard work, many obstacles can be overcome to reach your dreams.
An immensely enjoyable sports book [that also] delivers important information about epilepsy and presents a lot of the psycho-social aspects many people don't understand.
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Takedown is a very good book that you can use to find a kids eplepsie. This book will teach you strentgh, honor, and most of comitment!
I thought it was a very good book.It just dosent talk about wrestling it talkes about a wrestler who haves a problem in everyday life a deals with it while still doing good in wrestling.
Book Review Takedown Takedown by Matt Christopher published by Little Brown and Company takes place In Lansing, New York. The main character Sean is a wrestler for the hischool. His enjoyment for the sport is threatened by a bullie named Max. Meanwhile he is also questioning himself if Clint Wagner [the assistant referee who is helping him with wrestling] could be his father. Could it be a series of quincidential clues or is Clint Wagner his real father? I think Takedown is a great book for children who want to learn more about wrestling or who want to read a adventure/mystery book. For example the whole book is about wrestling and it is a mystery because Sean doesn¿ t know if Clint is his real father. I would recommend this book for anyone between the ages of 10 and 12 because some vocabulary words may be too complicated for anyone younger.