Gym Candy

Gym Candy

by Carl Deuker

Look, Mick, he said, youre going to find out from somebody in the gym, so you might as well find out from me.

Those supplements youre taking?

They might get you a little bigger, but just a little.

If youre after serious results, theres other stuff that produces better results much faster, stuff that a lot of guys in the gym use.

It takes luck, too.

A way to make him bigger, stronger, faster?This novel explores the dark corners of the heart of a young football player as he struggles for success under the always glaringand often unforgivingstadium lights.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Sports and Games
  • Rating: 4.22
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish Date: September 3rd 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn10: 061877713X
  • Isbn13: 9780618777136

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Mick starts his career playing pop warner football when he is little. Since it was about football, I could really relate to all that Mick was going through. I really like how intense the story gets at times. He scared the person so bad that he started crying. The steroids do make Mick stronger, but they have many bad side effects. For instance, Mick got bad zits and started growing breasts. However, I felt somewhat glad because I did not think that he should have taken the steroids so at times I thought he deserved it. However, if you want to find out what happens to Mick or if he ever gets caught, you will just have to read the book yourself.

Mick was going to be a running back, but there was a new player(Drew and a new coach. Drew was beating Mick in everything. Drew and Mick started becoming good friends in middle school. I still like the Mike Luciap books, but this is better.

How he wants to go to the extremes for his love for football. But the author thinks that the reader knows a lot about football, so he never even bothered explaining it. The whole time I was reading this book, I thought that this was the book that you learn a short, easy lesson on. Yes, the book showed me a lesson. Of course, I know drugs are wrong.

Mick told Peter how the last game ended, and he told him that he thought the guys on the other team were on steroids. Peter told him about these pills that you could take to get stronger, but they were steroids. Mick gets stronger while he was taking the pills, but they were making his body do weird things. The team was at the final game and Mick kept scoring touchdowns and their team was up. The conflict in they book was that Mick was taking steroids to get better at football.

This book intrigued me and I anticipated being drawn in to a high-interest and provocative plot (high school athlete takes steroids to remain competitive).

The story starts out where a football player, Mick Johnson, was a star running back for all of his teams he played on. Mick Johnson was an all-star and wanted to become just like his dad, who became pro after playing for the Washington Huskies. After becoming the starting running back for his varsity team, Mick came up one yard short of scoring the game winning touchdown for his team. The way the author described Micks football games and the drama Mick was involved in could have had more description and detail, but the book was still a good read. This book did not have lots of writers craft or a good tone and mood, but the life lesson this story leaves you definitely will make you want to read Gym Candy, by Carl Deuker.

Mick got invited to that school and he started playing football there with a couple of other friends. I say this, because many football players want to be the strongest on the team or the starting player. I, as a football player, wanted to be starting defense, but I never got a play in defense in any game we had. I have heard of many good players using steroids because they wanted to be the strongest team out there, and end up ruining their career as a professional football player. I also recommend this book to athletes because it shows what would happen if they decided to use steroids or any type of drugs like that. When he started to play football in his new school he had been told that freshman never start, but he tried to start but never got to. Mick got worried, and started to use steroids so a fresham did not win his place.