Deuker, Carl. Gym candy.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

DEUKER, Carl. Gym candy. Houghton Mifflin, Graphia. 313p. c2007. 978-0-547-07631-7. $8.99. JS

To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, September 2007: Football is in Mick's blood; his father made it to the NFL, and he longs to be a star. But is the high school freshman big enough, strong enough, fast enough? He has doubts, and when a personal trainer mentions he can get steroids, Mick eventually succumbs to the temptation. Despite the side effects--zits, 'roid rage, depression, even beginning to grow breasts--he persists in taking them, and he does well on the field. Then his best friend finds his kit, and unexpected...

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