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Pop (Hardcover)

Author:  Gordon Korman
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0061742287
ISBN-13: 9780061742286
Sku: 211142819
Publish Date: 9/1/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1T
Pages:  272
Age Range:  College to UP
 
After moving to a new town, Marcus strikes up a friendship with Charlie Popovich, a former pro football player. As the two grow closer, Marcus learns that Charlie has early onset Alzheimer''s disease as a result of suffering head injuries during his career. Marcus is willing to risk everything to help his new friend.
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New to town and dying of summer boredom, Marcus practices for football try-outs in the park and ends up befriending a former NFL star, Charlie Popovich. Humorous and edgy, Charlie is a player and fun to hang out with. But Marcus slowly discovers that Charlie is suffering from a disease that his family wants kept secret. Soon, Marcus finds himself at odds with everyone, hoping that he can help Charlie in the best way possible.
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Expert Review Pop by Gordon Korman - Book Review
By: Christy Corp-Minamiji Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 10/21/2009 1:45 PM
Bodies collide on a green field. Even in a still photograph, the impact is audible; the mind fills in the shock waves. Marketers have used it for decades – the primal lure of the full body impact of dueling males – American football. The compulsive lure of combat appeals to something deep within even the most passive or intellectual. Despite mounting evidence pointing toward the long-term physical and mental damage caused by football injuries, despite the voices that decry the violence and culture of machismo, the popularity of football is undeniable. What drives us to support a sport so destructive of its participants?...read the full review

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"Banking his usual over-the-top humor, Korman goes straight to the heart." 08/15/2009

"Gordon Korman has used news reports and studies that link repeated concussions to dementia in former N.F.L. players to create a brisk, heartfelt and timely novel about the risks of pursuing a sport that can devastate one's brain." - Richard Sandomir 02/14/2010

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   13
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0272
Product attributePublisher:   Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
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