Gym Candy

Version: Unabridged
Author: Carl Deuker
Narrator: Kyle McCarley
Genres: Football
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: July 2013
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 25 minutes
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Overview

Running back Mick Johnson has dreams: dreams of cutting back, finding the hole, breaking in to the open, and running free with nothing but green grass ahead. He has dreams of winning and of being the best. But football is a cruel sport. It requires power, grace, speed, quickness, and knowledge of the game. It takes luck, too. One crazy bounce can turn a likely victory into sudden defeat. What elite athlete wouldn’t look for an edge? A way to make him bigger, stronger, faster? 

This novel explores the dark corners of the heart of a young football player as he struggles for success under the always glaring—and often unforgiving—stadium lights.

“A solid sports tale with a valuable message.”—Kliatt

Reviews (1)

Written by Eduardo Aguilar on August 16th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

It is really entertaining i can imagine the whole thing

Author Details

Author Details

Deuker, Carl

Carl Deuker participated in several sports as a boy. He was good enough to make most teams, but not quite good enough to play much. He describes himself as a classic second-stringer. "I was too slow and too short for basketball; I was too small for football, a little too chicken to hang in there against the best fastballs. So, by my senior year the only sport I was still playing was golf." Carl still loves playing golf early on Sunday mornings at Jefferson Park in Seattle, the course on which Fred Couples learned to play. His handicap at present is 13. Combining his enthusiasm for both writing and athletics, Carl has created many exciting, award-winning novels for young adults. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and daughter.