Theo's favourite aunt is diagnosed as having cancer. Although he's a couch potato he realises he has to do something. Then a friend tells him about a benefit race to raise funds for cancer research. He begins a training programme that opens a new door for him and helps his aunt as well.
About the Author
Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.
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It's a good book. I would rate very high.
A story based on a thirteen-year old over weight young boy, who would rather play video games then be doing athletic activities. Theo has problems at school with other kids picking on him for being over weight and having very little athletic abiblity if any. Then his aunt Marj is diagonsed with cancer. Young Theo wants to find a way to help himself loose some pounds and wants to help is aunt Marj also. Theo finds away to do both by running in a five k benefit race for cancer research. Theo is haunted by negative thoughts on wether he can really run the five k and finish the five k, when he can't even run a whole lap now with out walking. How will Theo finish this drastic challenge?