Kiszka Day (Paperback)
|Author: Marcus Stanley|
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|SAM LEEaS VISION of junior high school had him in a starring role. It didnat take long for his ideas of greatness to return to reality with a jolt. Sam wasnat the dominant athlete he thought he was, nor was anything about life at Ballenger Junior High quite as he had envisioned it. The junior high football season is the backdrop for this coming-of- age story set in Flint, Michigan, in the late 1980s, which details the daily ups and downs, the victories and losses, and the crises that occur in the life of a brand-new seventh-grader with healthy doses of self-confidence and naivetA(c). Seen through the eyes of an almost-thirteen-year-old, certain life lessons and adventures take on a comical, yet serious, aspect as Sam, a basically good kid, dabbles in some questionable enterprises. The growing-up process accelerates for Sam, as he takes a crash course in life.|