High School Runner: Freshman

River's Edge Media, LLC
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High School Runner (Freshman) effectively follows the long-held tradition of coming-of-age novels, but with some twists. It tells the story of Sherman Leopold Kindle, or K1, a ninth grader beginning his high school journey as an initially apprehensive member of the cross-country track team. Over the course of the season, he learns to rise to the challenge of the work, self-discipline, teamwork, and most importantly, empathy. His often hilarious, sometimes pathetic, and ultimately pitiful coach mentors all of the runners - veteran or rookie, braggart or slacker, star or dud - in less-than-conventional fashion. As his life falls completely apart - both personal and professional - Coach Viddstein molds his team and inspires them to their greatest success. With splendid details and incisive, humorous writing, Bill Kenley brings Freshman Runner to the finish line.
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About the author

Twice voted the most influential and inspiring teacher in his high school, Bill Kenley knows what makes the young adult audience tick. Kenley's debut novel, High School Runner (Freshman), is his fictional love letter to high school cross country. Kenley is an award-winning high school and college-level creative writing teacher, a three-time Boston marathoner with a 2:47 marathon personal best, and a fifty miler under his belt. 

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Publisher
River's Edge Media, LLC
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Published on
May 16, 2015
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Pages
284
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ISBN
9781940595238
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
Humor / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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