Losing Is Not an Option

By Wallace, Rich

Publishers Summary:
Eleven episodes in the life of a young man, from sneaking into his tenth football game in a row with his best friend in sixth grade to running his last high school race, the Pennsylvania state championships.

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ISBN
978-0-37581-351-1 978-0-37591-351-8
Publisher
Knopf


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2003

Gr 8-Up Nine interrelated stories follow Ron as he makes his way through the difficult terrain of adolescence from junior high to his senior year in high school. The setting is Wallace's familiar landscape of a small working-class town in Pennsylvania. Most of the stories revolve around the boy's involvement in various sports, but the reach of several stories goes further, including his complicated family situation an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2003

Nine stories, one protagonist. We meet Ron as a sixth grader, sneaking into a night football game with his best friend Gene. But the excitement of sliding under the stadium fence without getting caught suddenly fades when Gene meets up with a girl and walks her home, leaving Ron feeling "little and young." But he grows older in the subsequent stories. As a middle schooler, he trash-talks a rival player in his basketball league. At sixteen, he secretly visits his late grandfather's office building late a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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