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3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  267 Ratings  ·  77 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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May 03, 2016 Danny added it
Personal Response: I really liked this book because in the first chapter it did not start out like every other football book started. In every other book the offense always wins the big game and the main character is always a quarterback. In this book the main character is a defensive linemen where he gets the winning fumble to end the game which I personally liked better then a hail mary for a win. I also liked how they give us a lot of information about the new coach and how he will transform ...more
Mar 08, 2016 Haven rated it it was amazing
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I liked this book it was easy to read. I also liked the story because I like to play basketball and I wouldn't like it if someone offered me steroids.

This book is about a new coach coming into a program with a bunch of new ideas and the team starts to win. The problems start when some players are offered steroids to make them even better players. The players start to get into trouble because of the steroids. Eventually the new coach is arrested and life goes back to normal
Heather Fields
Jun 14, 2015 Heather Fields rated it really liked it
I thought this book was interesting. it was really short but had interesting dear details about high school sports, steroids and pressure to be the best. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes sports.
Mar 22, 2010 Vashane rated it it was ok
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
Keaton Norris
Nov 29, 2015 Keaton Norris rated it really liked it
Moose is the mvp of the first year. The coach for that year announced that he has retired. The new coach comes in and brings so much gear and cool things to the place and one thing that brings things down, steroids.
Michael Amato
Oct 30, 2015 Michael Amato rated it it was amazing
The book I read was Juice by Eric Walters, when you first start reading this book in the first chapter the author did a great job of capturing the readers attention. Which I thought was a very great accommodation while I was reading this book. In summary, in the beginning of the book the football team was in the championship also losing, then on the last play their best defenseman "Moose" called a very gutsy audible which was very risky. The audible was that everyone on the defense was blitzing. ...more
Trever Ballard
The novel Juiced by Eric Walters is an incredible story about a young and talented football player, Michael. Michael grew up in a small town, and attends a small division 2 high school. In the previous year, Michael and his team had won the division 2 championships with lots of graduating seniors, and a coach that he would later find out had retired from his position as coach, and teacher. This stung all the players who would be returning the next year, like Caleb “Squirrel” and Michael “Moose. ...more
I think the book was very good.
Hannah Hogan
Apr 03, 2014 Hannah Hogan rated it liked it
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
Jan 21, 2014 Alec Walstrom rated it it was amazing
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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
Trever Weisser
Nov 14, 2014 Trever Weisser rated it really liked it
When a division one coach comes to a smaller school he wants to change the football team. Moose and the whole team are really excited! Especially Moose because he loves football. When coach Barnes comes to this school he has big plans. He is gonna change the workout schedule and have personal trainers. But when he brings in the personal trainers he tells the trainers to give them special "juice". When these kids find out they are getting fed steroids they get very scared and want to quit the tea ...more
Rachel Bemis
Jun 15, 2014 Rachel Bemis rated it really liked it
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
Oct 31, 2011 Jacob rated it really liked it
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
Mar 29, 2012 Alexis rated it really liked it
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
Mar 11, 2016 Jermaine rated it it was amazing
The book Juice is about a boy named moose star player of a high school football team .
Mooses coach retired having another coach fill in . But this new coach is not so great hes supposidley has taken teams to state championships . But moose quickly discovers his secret weapon steriods , moose has to decide to use them or not and stop the shananigans .
Angel Vasquez
Mar 06, 2015 Angel Vasquez rated it it was amazing
I think this book was one of the best football book I ever Read.In the story it talks about steroids,High School Students and all.It includes the main character known as "Moose" who is the star of the team,The best defender on the team and the captain.I think that this book deserves a 5 star rating because it includes exciting,Lessons learned moments.
Allison Bush
Oct 02, 2015 Allison Bush rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
An easy read for reluctant readers, athletes, and football fans. It takes quite a while to get to the steroid issue, which then gets resolved quite quickly. I liked how the author showed the relationship between a loyal, dedicated athlete and his coach, and how it can have either a positive or negative impact on the player ... All depending on the adult.
Jared S
Oct 01, 2015 Jared S rated it it was amazing
I think that the book Juice by Eric Walters was a great book to because it had some great details about a football team. When I first read it I thought of it being interesting and I was disappointed about a player using some Juice "steroids" to become a better player. Anyone who likes to read books about sports would like this book.
Mar 09, 2015 Kimberly rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya
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Apr 19, 2010 Fullerton rated it really liked it
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
Jan 17, 2010 Dilan rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 21, 2016 Mackenzie rated it it was ok
I like how the book had suspense and it kind of made you think but I don't like how it had like no theme. I think the book was okay, but if you are looking for a good theme in a book I do Not recommend this book. If you are looking for a short book with plot then read this book.
Jun 09, 2014 Sue rated it really liked it
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.
Jun 08, 2011 Lexie rated it liked it
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
Nov 08, 2011 Jacob S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jannet D
Oct 15, 2011 Jannet D rated it it was amazing
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
Marah Dye
Oct 21, 2016 Marah Dye rated it it was ok
The book was not the best. The book was more of a plot story than a theme, and kind of didn't have a lot of suspense. So it was a very straight forward story. However, if you want a short plot story, I would recommend
Tiffany Cooke
Jul 07, 2012 Tiffany Cooke rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, young-adult, sports
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
Oct 02, 2015 Cesar rated it really liked it
I thought the book Juice was a good book because it had some mystery to the book when the football players started getting better. I liked that the book had a twist to it.
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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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