Hit Count

By LYNCH, Chris

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ISBN
9781616202507 9781616204907
Publisher
Algonquin


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2015  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 9 Up—Arlo Brodie's devotion to football progresses throughout his high school years, even as evidence mounts that repeated head injuries are affecting him both cognitively and emotionally. In four sections that correspond to the four years of high school, Arlo describes the manner in which the sport gradually becomes an obsession, driving him to train incessantly and take ever greater risks in practice and games. He ignores the warnings of his mother, his girlfriend, and his own body until he is forced to confront his violent na...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2015

As a lowly freshman, junior varsity football player Arlo Brodie sets his future goals: varsity linebacker by sophomore year, then college ball for a Division One team, then the pros. After freshman year, Arlo works out like a fiend, gets in super shape, makes varsity, and plays like a man possessed, hitting, blocking, tackling -- all of the hard contact that he craves and...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Arlo Brodie makes varsity football, plays like a man possessed, and becomes a god on the gridiron. An alarmingly high hit count,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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