Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: February 2011

Duration: 13 hours 25 minutes


Part Friday Night Lights by H. G. Bissinger, part Outsiders by S. E. Hinton, this debut YA novel tells the incredibly powerful story of bullying and how'taken to the extreme'it can wreak havoc on the lives of teenagers.

Kurt is a talented but emotionally damaged football player. Danny is a rising star on the gymnastics team, an outsider in a school where the football team rules. But the two form an unlikely friendship, and when one of the gym team is viciously assaulted by the quarterback and his cronies, Kurt rises to his defense and challenges the entrenched stereotypes of high school sports.

Reminiscent of the early work of Markus Zusak, this is that rare book that authentically captures the voices, fierce loyalties, and harsh justice of teenage boys.

"Sports novels don't hit much harder than this.''Booklist (starred review)


  • Paul Rosenkrans

    One of the best books I gave listened to, kept me riveted until the end!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • ngoc tran

    Amazing read. A definite tear jerker for me. Cohen does an amazing job with the two different point of views. There are some gut- wrenching spots as well as inspiring ones. I would recommend this book even if you aren't a sports fan.


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