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ISBN:9781551433516

Juice

by Eric Walters

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drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, values & virtues, football
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list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
published: Apr 2005
ISBN:9781551433516
Description

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.

About the Author

Eric Walters is a Member of the Order of Canada and the author of over 115 books that have collectively won more than 100 awards and been translated into 15 different languages. A former teacher, Eric began writing as a way to get his fifth-grade students interested in reading and writing. His background also includes degrees in psychology, social work and education. He is trained as a family therapist and worked for 18 years in a hospital emergency department, including time in a mask, scrubs and gloves during the SARS outbreak. Eric is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 100
Awards
  • Long-listed, ALA Popular Paperbacks
  • Commended, Tayshas List
  • Long-listed, ALA Popular Paperbacks
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
Editorial Reviews

"Would certainly be of interest to any athletic high school boy involved in team sports and who may have had to deal with similar issues...Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"A fast-paced page-turner...Boys or any reluctant reader will love this story."

— VOYA

"Young readers will appreciate the way the narrative offers an inside look at how doping in sports actually works, even as they come to learn the lesson."

— Canadian Children's Literature

"Walters' characters have the energy and urgency of real kids with nice role-model nuances; you really care about them and their predicaments."

— CD Syndicated

"Opportunities for discussion abound...Drama and action are balanced well and the author avoids a heavy-handed moral tone."

— Hip Librarians' Book Blog

"Juice is an easy read and there is a helpful downloadable teacher’s guide on the Orca website. Walters’ punchy writing style keeps the story moving along."

— Quill & Quire

"Juice will be a hit with fans of sports fiction...A quick, well written and realistic read."

— KLIATT

"Walters has done it again. He has created a world that readers will instantly recognize and become engaged in...Highly recommended."

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Juice (Orca Soundings)

“Isn’t steroids sort of like cheating?” When a new football coach comes to their school, Michael and his teammates are convinced that steroids are the way to compete.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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