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This book is well written, but is sometimes hard to understand where it is leading. One day he attended school and talked about buying some weed.
He will not allow himself to rationalize or make excuses for his actions. He is faced with a decision of whether he should take the blame of the joints being his or actually telling the tr One Good Punch by: Or does he confess that the joints were place in his locker by a friend?
Along with writing his interest is in running and is constantly practicing for the track team hoping to make state. Michael asks Joey, his long-time friend and a low-level drug dealer, to get him a couple of joints.
The problem novel themes and reality were evident in One Good Punch. He likes this race because he likes running the hills over there in Green Ridge.
Michael growing up spent a long time practicing over and over to reach his best time. In the beginning Wallace wrote about all the records Michael had achieved and that he was a great track star. The text described themes that are found in problem novels.
Wanting to be a writer, Michael gets a job writing obituaries for the local newspaper in his spare time.
The theme of drugs and selling drugs carries throughout the book. Star runner and general-all-around-good-kid Mike Kerrigan gets caught with a joint in his school locker. Michael gets advice from just about everyone he knows that he should rat out Joey as his supplier.
When not working or running, he spends most of his time with his best friend, Shelly. This book would be a good book for any kid who had an interest in sports or school life.
A university is interested in him for the following year. He did ask Joey to get him a couple of joints, but he never dreamed the kid would be stupid enough to put them in his locker. One of his favorite runs is the race over in East Scranton that goes over into Green Ridge toward Dunmore.
It is rumored that Shelly is a lesbian.
The characters were from different family structures. So the school authorities give him 24 hours to confess to the joints being his or say who planted them there.
Then he is faced with a choice that could change everything. Then a close friend of his puts drugs in his locker at school just before the school is swept by the police using a drug dog.
Michael is very honest, especially with himself. Rich Wallace New York: The everyday issues of family struggles and violence were woven into the storyline. An ambitious cross-country and track runner, he is hoping to use his talent as a stepping stone to a decent college. But just as track season is about to start, things begin to unravel.
Synopsis Michael Kerrigan is a high school senior having his best year yet. He can lie and salvage his life or tell the truth and suffer the consequences, but ultimately Michael recognizes that he has to be able to live with himself.
He is faced with a decision of whether he should take the blame of the joints being his or actually telling the truth that they had belong to Joey. Go read the book for yourself and see how hard of a choice he has.
He has a couple of hard decisions to make and, in my opinion, he makes the right choices.ONE GOOD PUNCH is a sure-fire winner for any teen. Just short of pages, it is a fast-paced, page-turner with suspense and humor. I predict it will end up on most Best Teen Books and Quick Reads lists soon/5(4).
ONE GOOD PUNCH is a sure-fire winner for any teen. Just short of pages, it is a fast-paced, page-turner with suspense and humor.
I predict it will end up on most Best Teen Books and Quick Reads lists soon/5(8). Jan 01, · One Good Punch is a book about a young high school student,Michael Kerrigan who decides to participate in something illegal. By accident, Michael involves myself with the wrong people and with the wrong thing/5.
One Good Punch, written by author Richard Wallace, is a novel based on how friendships are strained because of drugs. The novel takes place in Scranton, Pennsylvania and follows the high school. So, while one good punch may sneak up on and end the career of a boxer, in “One Good Punch,” there is no discernable end or real lesson learned.
What could have been a knockout ended up missing the mark. He is captain of the track team, an aspiring writer getting his start at the local paper, and an all-around good guy.
But just as track season is about to start, things begin to unravel. A drug sweep uncovers 4 joints in Michael’s locker.Download