Cracking the Bell

by Geoff Herbach

On Sale: 24/09/2019

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About the Book

Friday Night Lights meets Concussion in this powerful and important novel by Geoff Herbach, author of the Stupid Fast series, exploring the dangerous concussion crisis in football through the eyes of a high school team captain.

Isaiah loves football. In fact, football saved Isaiah's life, giving him structure and discipline after his sister's death tore his family apart. But when Isaiah gets knocked out cold on the field, he learns there's a lot more to lose than football.

While recovering from a concussion, Isaiah wonders what his life would look like without the game. All his friends are on the team, and Isaiah knows they can't win without him. The scholarship offer from Cornell is only on the table if he keeps playing.

And without football, what would keep his family together What would prevent him from sliding back into the habits that nearly destroyed him

Isaiah must decide how much he's willing to sacrifice for the sport that gave him everything, even if playing football threatens to take away his future.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062453143
  • ISBN 10: 0062453149
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 24/09/2019
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: 34.99 AUD
  • Age: From 13 years
  • BISAC1: Undefined Category

Biography

Geoff Herbach is the author of the award-winning STUPID FAST series as well as FAT BOY VS. THE CHEERLEADERS. His books have been given the 2011 Cybils Award for best YA novel, the Minnesota Book Award, selected for the Junior Library Guild, listed among the year's best by the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Association, and many state library associations. In the past, he produced radio comedy shows and toured rock clubs telling weird stories. Geoff teaches creative writing at Minnesota State, Mankato. You can find him online at geoffherbach.com.


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