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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 128
Themes: football, steroids, ethics
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Apr/2005
Lexile Level: HL610L
Fry Reading Level: 2.9
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When a Division One coach comes to their smaller school to bring the football program up to contender status, Moose and the rest of the players on the team are pumped. Coach Barnes has new ideas and a vision for the future--nothing is too good for his players. With a new training regimen, everything seems to be on a winning track. But when Moose and others are offered steroids, tempers start to fray and the teammates have to decide whose side they are on. Juice is a compelling story about the pressures and temptations that are faced by many in the competitive world of high-school athletics.

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