Coy presents an eloquent look at football as muscular ballet; this is one of the best books that I’ve read about the action on the field. Miles feels confused and real – and his character moves far beyond the jock stereotype.
Perfect for struggling readers, this book was put on the list for our school's book club. Athletes in particluar will relate to the pressure and action.
Bilbliotherapeutic value: A quick, gripping book about dealing with peer pressure, navigating family expectations, and questioning authority.
Coy, John. Crackback. New York: Scholastic Press, 2005.
ISBN: 0439697336. $16.99.