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Guys Read: The Meat Grinder: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages (Guys Read Library of Great Reading #3.6)

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If Devin Mack can't actually fight his father, he's going to fight everyone he can find on the football field.






This short story from the collection Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a winner.
ebook, 50 pages
Published August 21st 2012 by Walden Pond Press (first published July 10th 2012)
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Nickie
Apr 01, 2014 Nickie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A heartbreaking story of a boy continuously abused by his parents. His parents take their frustration out on him and he finally turns that into fuel for his football position.
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This little short will break your heart. I felt sorry for Devon, how he can't really fight back and how he finally found an ally.
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Chris Crutcher's writing is controversial, and has been frequently challenged and even banned by individuals who want to censor his books by removing them from libraries and classrooms. Running Loose and Athletic Shorts were on the ALA's top 100 list of most frequently challenged books for 1990-2000. His books generally feature teens coping with serious problems, including abusive parents, racial ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Guys Read Library of Great Reading (7 books)
  • Guys Read: Funny Business (Guys Read, #1)
  • Guys Read: Thriller (Guys Read, #2)
  • The Sports Pages (Guys Read, #3)
  • Other Worlds
  • Guys Read: True Stories
  • Guys Read: Terrifying Tales
  • Guys Write for Guys Read

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