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Juice
By (author): Eric Walters
9781551433516 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Age (years) from 12, Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 8 - 12, Reading age from 12 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse North America Apr 01, 2005
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.3 in 128 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
 
CCBC Our Choice 2006, Commended Tayshas List 2007, Commended ALA Popular Paperbacks 2007, Long-listed ALA Popular Paperbacks 2008, Long-listed
Will steroids tear the team apart?

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.

Eric Walters began writing as a way to get his fifth-grade students interested in reading and writing. A Member of the Order of Canada, he has now published more than 100 novels and picture books. He is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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

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

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

"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

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

"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

"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

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