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The Resource Ironman

Ironman

Label
Ironman
Title
Ironman
Statement of responsibility
by Chris Crutcher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bo Brewster has been at war with his father for as long as he can remember. Following angry outbursts at his football coach and English teacher that have cost him his spot on the football team and moved him dangerously close to expulsion from school, he turns to the only adult he believes will listen: Larry King.In his letters to Larry, Bo describes his quest for excellence on his own terms. No more coaches for me, he tells the talk show icon, no more dads. I'm going to be a triathlete, an Ironman.Relegated to Mr. Nak's before-school Anger Management group (which he initially believes to be populated with future serial killers and freeway snipers), Bo meets a hard-edged, down-on-their-luck pack of survivors with stainless steel shields against the world that Bo comes to see are not so different from his own. It is here he meets and falls in love with Shelly, a future American Gladiator, whose passion for physical challenge more than matches his.Ironman is a funny, sometimes heartbreaking story about growing up in the heart of struggle. It is about standing up, getting knocked down, and standing up again. It is about being heard--and learning to listen
Summary
While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends an anger management group at school which leads him to examine his relationship with his father
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • California Young Reader Medal, Young Adult, 1998.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1996
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 1995.
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077814
Cataloging source
DLC
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Crutcher, Chris
Index
no index present
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980
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Ironman
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6e6da2fd-bab2-48de-b4c5-e7f020133c2b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061968426
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Ironman
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6e6da2fd-bab2-48de-b4c5-e7f020133c2b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061968426
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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