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The Longest Fall

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Inspired by Real Events Atlantic is a team that was once renowned and feared. Things have changed in the last few years. There isn't as much talent, the runners aren't as tough as they used to be, and the legendary coach is at the end of his career.

After a brutal defeat in the spring championships, the team makes a vow to retake their county title in the f
Paperback, 228 pages
Published April 7th 2009 by iUniverse (first published 2009)
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Jul 19, 2011 Alicia rated it it was ok
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There is little in the way of fireworks or fanfare with this straightforward story. Julian has died and John, his friend and running partner and teammate, is left to carry on. He hopes not to disappoint everyone as he must meet expectations of coaches, family, and himself.

I can't say much for the style of writing, it's almost drab, but there is also a lot about running. The mind games, the talent, the practice is all a part of the story, which in the right hands would really speak to some. I'm
Aug 06, 2011 PreLives rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I ran XC in high school and college and it brought me back to those days. I agree with the reviewer below that it might not have much appeal to a non-runner, but book is also labeled as juvenile fiction. Kids that age might still get something out of the book since it's a coming of age story.
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