Hit count

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Publisher:
Algonquin,
Pub. Date:
[2015]
Edition:
First Edition.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.5 - AR Pts: 13
Lexile measure:
830L
Description
"I hit him so hard, the clash of helmets and pads sounded like a gunshot across the field. I crushed him with the hit, held on to him, and crushed him again when I slammed him into the ground . . . I had arrived." Arlo Brodie loves being at the heart of the action on the football field, getting hit hard and hitting back harder. That's where he belongs, leading his team to championships, becoming "Starlo" on his way to the top. Arlo's dad cheers him on, but his mother quotes head injury statistics and refuses to watch games. Arlo's girlfriend tries to make him see how dangerously he's playing; when that doesn't work, she calls time out on their relationship. Even Arlo's coaches begin to track his hit count, ready to pull him off the field when he nears the limit. But Arlo's not worried about tallying collisions. The winning plays, the cheering crowds, and the adrenaline rush are enough to convince Arlo that everything is OK--in spite of the pain, the pounding, the dizziness, and the confusion. Hit Count explores America's love affair with football and our attempts to reconcile the clear evidence of its dangers with our passion for the game.
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ISBN:
9781616202507
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.5, 13 Points
Lexile measure:
830L
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Grouping Title hit count
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subject_facet Football players -- Fiction, Football stories, American, Sports injuries -- Fiction, Young adult fiction
title_display Hit count
title_full Hit count / by Chris Lynch
title_short Hit count
topic_facet Football players, Football stories, American, Sports injuries, Young adult fiction