Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday/Leverage by Joshua Cohen

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineThis meme spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Author: Joshua Cohen
Publisher:Dutton Juvenile
Release Date: February 17, 2011


The football field is a battlefield

There's an extraordinary price for victory at Oregrove High. It is paid on & and off the football field. And it claims its victims without mercy including the most innocent bystanders.

When a violent, steroid-infused, ever-escalating prank war has devastating consequences, an unlikely friendship between a talented but emotionally damaged fullback and a promising gymnast might hold the key to a school's salvation.

Told in alternating voices and with unapologetic truth,
Leverage illuminates the fierce loyalty, flawed justice, and hard-won optimism of two young athletes.

I am looking forward to this for a couple of reasons. First, I have a lot of guys in my classes that love reading books about sports, and I think it is important to have them read books that show the seedier side of athletics and from a male POV. I also love the starkness of this cover and the rage that is so obvious in the fist and arm.

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So, what book are you waiting on?

23 comments:

The Crooked Bookshelf said...

Love your WoW entry.. It sounds like a great read and the cover is pretty fantastic too! Thanks for stopping by..

Anna said...

Haven't heard of this book but sounds really interesting.Going too check it!
Thanks for the info :)

Lori said...

This sounds great and different! Thanks for sharing!

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Great pick. Adding it to my TBR list :)

Christina/Book Addict said...

Great pick! I am always looking for sports book that aren't by Lupica. The male students in my classroom would like this one. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Oh, I'm dying to read this one, too! Excellent pick, Jan! :)

Jenny said...

Nice choice Jan, this one does sound really interesting and very different from a lot of the YA I've been reading. And there's something a little eerie about the simplicity of the cover, I love it:)

Aylee said...

Yuck, that arm! haha, is that what steroids do to someone?

Small Review said...

This one sounds interesting, though the cover looks a little scary!

Moonlight Gleam said...

This looks like a great read! thank you for posting! I will take a look at it :D

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this looks great, it does sound a little like mike lupica! great pick!

Alison said...

This sounds like a fabulous book, but the cover is such a turn-off for me. I still think I'll read it though.
My WOW

thereadingdate said...

This does sound unique and I like that it can appeal to males and females. I love Friday Night Lights, and stories about sports can be really interesting. Happy reading!

Julie said...

Interesting pick! I love the friendship between a football player and a gymnast. Sounds great! Here's my WoW.

Nina said...

I don't know if this will be read by me, but I do like the cover. Powerfull!

Gina @ My Precious said...

That arm is bursting with strength and muscles. A great pick for guys. Never heard of this one before your post. Thanks for the introduction.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds fascinating...thanks for sharing. And for stopping by my blog.

Staci said...

You are spot-on with the guys wanting to read this one. As soon as I put out a football book they are gone. I've included some of the edgier ones for my older students and they love them. I'm so getting this one for my own 15-year old son. He will love it!

Jessica Lawlor said...

Ohhhh, look at that muscle-y man! What an awesome cover!

Lizzy said...

Sounds really interesting! Great pick :)

Aleetha said...

it Seems that the Cover is enough representative for the story inside
:D

Darlyn said...

nice pick and that is very bold cover i must admit. =)

Guen said...

I've heard of this before! I think it sounds much greater now that I've reread the summary.
Great WoW pick!

 
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