Hit Count
by Chris Lynch


Overview - "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.
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Overview
"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-13: 9781616202507
  • ISBN-10: 1616202505
  • Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
  • Publish Date: May 2015
  • Page Count: 368
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-18
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Young Adult Fiction > Sports & Recreation - Football
Books > Young Adult Fiction > Health & Daily Living - Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
Books > Young Adult Fiction > Family - General (see also headings under Social Themes)

 
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