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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  181 ratings  ·  53 reviews
When a Division One coach comes to their smaller school to bring the football program up to contender status, Moose and the rest of the players on the team are pumped. Coach Barnes has new ideas and a vision for the future--nothing is too good for his players. With a new training regimen, everything seems to be on a winning track. But when Moose and others are offered ster...more
Hardcover, 101 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Orca Book Publishers (first published January 1st 2005)
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Vashane
When a coach comes to their smaller school to bring the football program up to contender status, Moose and the rest of the players on the team are pumped. Coach Barnes has new ideas and a vision for the future—nothing is too good for his players. With a new training regimen, everything seems to be on a winning track. But when Moose and others are offered steroids, tempers start to fray and the teammates have to decide whose side they are on. Juice is a compelling story about the pressures and t...more
Hannah Hogan
This book was pretty good. It was an interesting story about steroids and sports. I would recommend this book to teens who play sports.
Alec Walstrom
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Juice is about a High School football team who wins a division 2 state championship. After winning the Championship they learn that their current coach is retiring and they will be taken over by a new coach who will do anything to win whether it's legal or not. Without bringing this book you will not know some of the history with Athletes and how its gotten so competitive over the years that athletes are willing to take substances that migh...more
Rachel Bemis
the book juice by Eric Walters is about a couple of high schools football players an the things that go in in their football lives. The main character Moose is a high school football star. With a championship game coming up, the boys get a little nervous for the game, and to make things a little bit more stressful for them,their coach steps down at the last minute. Luckily for the boys, a new coach comes in and is known to be better than the old coach. Through out the book, the new coach does ev...more
Jacob
this book jucie is about a couple of high school football players. The choach of the team desied that he well be retiring and that he has tones of amazaing coachs. So these new coach come in on the end of thte season and starts telling some of the guys how much renavitions he will do. He gets a new weight room new equiment and a new locker room. Then he says that there well always protien shakes and sports drinks onn hand so they never have to buy a drink in their carrer. So the main carcter mos...more
Alexis
I think this book was great. It's a pretty inspirational book you can feel the mood of the story. If your looking for a football book this would be a great book to choose. It is like a life lesson at the sametime. This book is about a kid named moose who is a high school football star. They have just one the championship but there coach decides to leave and a new coach who apparently is one of the best comes to replace the old coach. The new coach makes the team move to divsion 1 so that makes i...more
Fullerton
I think that this book is a very good sports book. I haven't read a sports book in a very long time and i think that is a book for a any sports player. I think that this book could have been longer because it is a good story line.
This story is about a football star at his high school named Micheal (a.k.a. the Moose), that has won the Division 2 championship for his team last year. This year they have a new coach of the team and not only that but new equipment for weights and diet. Little do th...more
Dilan
Juice is about a boy in his school football team who was junior and ended up being the MVP of the last game. He was informed that he was going to be captain for next year's football team. In the summer they got a remade locker room for the football team it had weighs, drinks, a lot of stuff. They were fed steroids and they didn't know. The main character knew they were getting fed steroids but they made him think it was right.

I connect this to real football. In football they probably all use ste...more
Sue
I decided to read some of the orca sounding books so that I can push them for my younger readers. this is totally appropriate and has a pretty good message at the end of the book. this message would also be good for some of our older student athletes.
Lexie
I really liked this book. The concept of it was great, it talks about a team of football players who get a new coach and a boy found out that in his "protein" shakes there were sterioeds. I had a good time reading this book because of all the things that were happing so fast and it was all a cause from sterioeds. I think that the coach was a bad coach for putting them in there with out the boys knowing that. They had to find out on their own and that's not right of a coach to do that. I believe...more
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Michael who they call Juice is surprised to learn how hard football players have to work to reach to the top. I didn't find anything bad. I like the book because it makes me want to work even harder toward being a better football player and I know there are others too like me who want to do the same thing.

Justin, Age 15
Jacob S
Jacob Shairs
November 6, 2011
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I would recommend the book Juice by Eric Walters only to friends that love football. this book is neither exciting nor boring just somewhere in between. It's one of those stories that starts off with an exciting beginning and a somewhat entertaining ending. as the book goes on you see the main character Michael A.K.A Moose go through some things that you could never see yourself doing. He goes through a lot through the course of a month or two in the summer. H...more
Jannet D
i really enjoyed reading 'Juice'.It was a little shorter then I thught it would be.The pages were long but the story was short.I wished the story could have been longer because when i got to about the middle of the book, i just couldn't stop wondering what was going to happen next.I new there had to be something strange in their energy drinks, by the way some of the players were becoming stronger so fast.I would recommend this book to people that play sports because in the befor the new coach ca...more
Tiffany Cooke
Juice by Eric Walters is a short book about a new football coach who encourages his players to take steroids.
The topic is relevant and the page count is great for reluctant readers, especially boys. However, the 3rd person narrator keeps the story at arm's length, so it is hard to relate to Moose - the boy faced with the dilemma to take steroids.
The other problem is the narrator tells us a lot of things that happen, but we don't see them happen, so it is hard to forget you are reading a book...more
Jeremiah
I am going to talk to you about my opinion on Eric Walters book "juice".
In the book juice by Eric Walters it says "The dressing room was filled with sounds and smells and emotions Cheering screaming ,swearing, yelping.People chasing each other around the room, spraying soda that they'd shaken up.Lots of laughing.Some were even fighting back fighting back tears.Tears if joy a few guys even striped down to their uniform the party would end,or we'd have to give back the trophy. The championship t...more
Miranda
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Kodi Rudman
this book was amazing it is a book that teaches you things that you should not do but it also entertains you.

the character that changed the most in this book is moose. because when the book first started out he was fine and fit and in control of himself. but then his coach retired and another came along with a workout coach that was not that good of a person. so this workout coach had moose take steroids they called juice. and when moose took them he went out of control to where he had slapped...more
Pearce Skinner
It taught me not to do illegal substances because it could ruin your career.
Jake Bova
I think this book what great. It tought me about not to use steriods because it can get you in big trouble. Its about the kid who is a good football player that uses steriods from his coach. Then his coach gets caught. It was interesting about how he was the biggest kid in his grade then, he wanted to get bigger when their is no reason why. His coach wanted to change his divison 2 school into a divison 1 school. Since his coach already coached a divsion 1 school and won alot of chamionships. Jui...more
Sam
I just read this book called Juice by Eric Walters. This book was about a football team who used steroids to get stronger. They thought if they were stronger they would win and get scholarships. They learned that cheating to win doesn't make you better. What makes you better is playing your hardest and knowing you gave your best effort. That's what makes you a winner. I liked this book because it tells you that you don't always win and its okay if you loose. I would recommend this book to people...more
Kristine Pratt
How far would you go to set the example? To make people proud? To attain the things you've only dreamed of?

Moose finds out when the new coach for his football teams makes him captain - and then starts training the living daylights out of him and the rest of the team. Is winning really everything? Or is it simply the means to some goal that the players know nothing about?

I really enjoyed this book. Well written, suspenseful, and full of emotion it kept me captivated all the way until the end. Hig...more
Tyler Vieux
I think this book was very good. I liked it because it was very suspensful, I was always wondering what was going to happen next. Also I wanted to know what the main character (moose) was going to do or how he was going to react. I did not like the ending very much though i wish they didn,t leave such a cliff hanger i would like to have seen how there next season went.
Jaker
This book was great. It is short. So if need a book that you can read quick. Or you like to read sports books I would recomend this book to you. If you are looking for series this is not the book for there no ssequal. My favorite part in this book when they get there old coach back. Because the other coaches had gottened busted for traficing steroids.
Jereme Notbusch
This book is good for football players, and it teaches that steroids enhance your muscle but it can be dangerous, some people get roid rage and can start flipping out on anyone or anything for no apparent reason. It also teaches how some people have kept their teams winning for so many years. I reccomend that everyone reads this.
Hayden
Orca Soundings are a series of books for teens that are supposed to be of high interest, but readable by teens with a low reading level. We really need more books like this, but unfortunately the Orca books are almost never interesting. This one is about steriods, and a kid deciding not to do them. Yawn.
Kelly Ghartey
Very good book. Its about this boy who plays football in High school. He is one of the "Stars". After the old coach retires, they get a new coach with a special weight trainer. Now all the boys are getting stronger and bigger but soon some one realizes that its going to fast. But why?
Edgar Hernandez
Juice is about a kid that was nobody but once he get the game win sack he becomes the big guy on campus. And his old coach is going to retire and his new coach comes in and changes everything. However the coach wants to use steroids with the football players.
Kaye
This would be a good book for teen boys that are reluctant readers. Our star football player gets dazzled by a slick new coach pushing steroids, and becomes a steroid user himself.
Joseg
This Book is sick. I learned that if you take steroids you can get arested or the person that told you to take the steroids can get arested to. This book was awesome.
Carlos
I like this book it talks about steroids and what happens to him and the other guys in the team and even the coach got fired but he got another chance to teach football.
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Eric was born in Toronto in 1957, which makes him "real old". But, as Eric says, "Just because I have to grow old doesn't mean that I have to grow up!" In his many roles as parent, teacher, social worker, youth sports coach and writer he is in constant contact with children and young adults. He draws from these experiences and feels that this helps him to capture the realistic interaction between...more
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