Teen Booklist

  • Gym Candy

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    By Deuker, Carl 

    Mick wants to be a football star, unlike his father who failed. So he starts taking “gym candy,” or steroids. He begins to achieve his dreams, but the side effects are devastating. 

  • Hard Ball

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    By Weaver, Will 

    A fourteen-year-old Minnesota farm boy has to figure out how to get along with the arch-rival in his love life and on the baseball diamond, and both boys must learn how to deal with the unfair expectations of their fathers.

  • Heat

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    By Lupica, Mike 

    Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old and he has no parents to offer them proof.

  • High Heat

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    By Deuker, Carl 

    When sophomore Shane Hunter's father is arrested for money laundering at his Lexus dealership, the star pitcher's life of affluence and private school begins to fall apart.

  • Ice Claw

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    By Gilman, David 

    Extreme sport meets The Da Vinci Code as British 15-year-old Max Gordon witnesses the shooting of Brother Zabala, a Basque monk, while snowboarding in the French Pyrenees. Before the monk dies, he gives Max a pendant and entrusts him with a cryptic message about an impending disaster. Sequel: The Devil’s Breath, Cover image Prequel: Blood Sun Cover image

  • Ironman

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    By Crutcher, Chris 

    While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends an anger management group at school which leads him to examine his relationship with his father.

  • Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery

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    By Feinstein, John 

    When Steven Thomas wins a journalism contest to cover the NCAA Final Four at the Superdome he and his partner Susan Carol get involved in a tense mystery. Sequels: Vanishing Act, Cover image The Rivalry, Cover image Rush For the Gold, Cover image Cover-Up Cover image

  • Moves Make the Man, The

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    By Brooks, Bruce 

     

    Jerome Foxworthy -- the Jayfox to his friends -- likes to think he can handle anything. He handled growing up without a father, being the first black kid in school, and he sure can handle a basketball. Then Jerome meets Bix Rivers -- mysterious and moody, but a great athlete. So Jerome decides to teach Bix his game. He can tell that Bix has the talent. All he's got to do is learn the right moves.... 

  • No More Dead Dogs

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    By Korman, Gordon 

    Eighth-grade football hero Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.

  • November Blues

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    By Draper, Sharon 

    A teenaged boy's death in a hazing accident has lasting effects on his pregnant girlfriend and his guilt-ridden cousin, who gives up a promising music career to play football during his senior year in high school.